Work until midnight
Peanut butter and jelly
Good dinner tonight

Pay some student loans
Oh my god it’s a shit ton
Crap, no money left

Too much gelcoat fumes
Working at the shop all day
No words left to say

2 thoughts on “haiku”

  1. Hi you, we haven’t spoken in forever (a result of me having a better sleep schedule!) and it’s probably my fault. Anyway, just wanted to drop you a note. I’m graduating, and then gallivanting across the world for a while. Well, really just Montana, Wyoming and then China for about a month. I’ll be going back to NYC for good to settle and get a job in the second week of June. It’s crunch time here (I have 1 paper, 2 projects, 1 presentation, and 2 examines in the last two days of classes but no finals), so I might actually catch you sometime in the next few days. Btw, have you been enjoying the S&W website (I know you prolly never check).

    Oh, and since you wrote a poem, I’ll write one too. And it’s got peanut butter in it as well!

    Peanut Butter and Jazz

    This kitchen is full of
    Jelly roll blues
    Ragtime tunes
    Swing and spread and sing and shred
    Swirling and twirling
    In creamy hues

    Have a little dab of paste
    Take a little taste
    What a flavor shock
    A sprinkle of fusion rock
    Don’t forget this wholesome bread
    Some white some rye some straight ahead

    Frost a cakewalk dance
    Oil up some romance
    Butter up Quintette du Hot Club de France
    A dash of sugar on the dixie
    A splash of honey makes me Dizzy

    Rhapsody and bebop
    Plus a few cups of soul
    Work it beat it bake it eat it
    Now let it cool
    Make another, kick it, old school.

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