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This month's poetry sister project was haiku - specifically, haiku in the form of classified ads. Three of them. And man, I found this so much harder than it sounds. Here are what I came up with:

Chickachickachick
Single cicada seeks mate
Chickachickachick

For free: one mattress
Includes foam mattress topper,
Future ex-husband

Want: Cabana boy
Grapes and fans not optional
Life is too damned hard

I hope you will check out the wonderful work by my poetry sisters:

Laura Purdie Salas

Tanita Davis

Andi Jazmon

Liz Garton Scanlon

Tricia Stohr-Hunt

Sara Lewis Holmes

For still more poetry, click on the link below for this week's Poetry Friday roundup.





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Tricia Stohr-Hunt
Aug. 7th, 2015 02:56 am (UTC)
Ha ha ha ha! Your last poem has me laughing out loud! And I love the cicada poem. I also wrote an insect mating poem, though definitely not as kind as yours.

I wrote a long rambling introduction this month, largely because I too think haiku are so hard to write. This month was a real challenge for me!
kellyrfineman
Aug. 8th, 2015 12:08 am (UTC)
I'm so glad I made you laugh!
TS Davis
Aug. 7th, 2015 01:55 pm (UTC)
What if I only want the mattress????
...if you throw in the cabana boy, we might be able to work out a deal...
Andi Sibley
Aug. 7th, 2015 07:48 pm (UTC)
Re: What if I only want the mattress????
LOL
kellyrfineman
Aug. 8th, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
Re: What if I only want the mattress????
:)
kellyrfineman
Aug. 8th, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
Re: What if I only want the mattress????
Ha!!
lpsalas
Aug. 7th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
Heehee--what Tanita said! The mattress one is my favorite. Excellent turn!
kellyrfineman
Aug. 8th, 2015 12:09 am (UTC)
Thanks, Laura!
lpsalas
Aug. 7th, 2015 04:52 pm (UTC)
Oops, that's me above--Laura Purdie Salas :>)
Sara Lewis Holmes
Aug. 7th, 2015 05:06 pm (UTC)
Peel me a grape!
I wish you could've seen the "cabana boy" in the Antony and Cleopatra production I saw last month. He sang, too. Excellent turn. I chortle each time I read it. ----Sara
kellyrfineman
Aug. 8th, 2015 12:10 am (UTC)
Re: Peel me a grape!
I wish I'd seen it too! (I confess that I haven't yet read that play, and I should!)
Andi Sibley
Aug. 7th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
"Chickachickachick" is my favorite here. That's the sound of August for me.
kellyrfineman
Aug. 8th, 2015 12:10 am (UTC)
Thanks, Andi!
John Lewis
Aug. 7th, 2015 09:15 pm (UTC)
Too funny, Kelly! Love your sense of humor.

John
kellyrfineman
Aug. 8th, 2015 12:11 am (UTC)
Thanks, John!
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kellyrfineman
Aug. 8th, 2015 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Jenn!
Mary Lee Hahn
Aug. 8th, 2015 11:01 am (UTC)
I KNEW I would find sharp wit here! LOVE these! The cicada is my favorite.
kellyrfineman
Aug. 8th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mary Lee! You always "get" my humor, and I really appreciate it!!
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