Tuesday, April 18, 2017

TAX DAY looon (haiku)


Tuesday: both death and taxes
So I missed the deadline twice over
The Ides of April and today.

Either way, I don't care
The taxman cometh, and he taketh away
No money to pay him.

Empty pockets, broken piggy bank
There's no money to fix my teeth
My car running on empty.


4/18/17


Instead of doing my taxes
I researched Arabic words embedded in Spanish
mostly civic/legal terms: incarceration, irrigation, taxation.

Arabic oddities embedded in Spanish:
pillow, carpet, bedspread, textiles, alcohol, and alms.
Iberians had no bedding, blankets, or clothing?


4/18/17


A  looon, a type of haiku championed by John Oliver Simon, is 5/7/5 words, instead of syllables.

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