Category Archives: dropping temperatures

MID-FEBRUARY HAIKU ASSORTMENT

(Each individual three-line haiku is considered a poem on its own,

despite perhaps being related to a common theme.–J.E.C.)

(Additionally, haiku may or may not include punctuation—traditional haiku generally do not ┬áhave it –J.E.C.)

Presidents’ Day off

Waving away package trucks

Skeleton crew on

American loss,

Long weekends not historic…

Blurred history lost!

High snow banks turn brown

Road salt stains on pavement grey

Waiting for snow days

Plow trucks stand idle

Except for salting road ice

No more overtime?

Winter buds wonder

Is it time to grow and sprout?

Freeze burnt other years…!

Swans in ponds feeding

Youngsters finally on their own

Mommas drove them off

Easter candy sales

Set up before the fourteenth

Valentines half off

–Jonathan Caswell

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FREEZING FRIDAY

Better break out the baked beans,

Tonight is down in the “teens”…

Bring home bacon

For beans we’re making,

You might have to sleep in your jeans!

If bacon sticks in the craw,

We needn’t have it at all…

Is tofu

Alright by you,

But it’ll need lots more salt!

What would you like to stay warm,

Secure in the midst of a storm…

Could hire me out

But the wife would shout,

She wants me NEAR HER…to keep warm.

–Jonathan Caswell