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In the Heat of the Haiku

            

The July 7 edition of Tuesday Funk brought an eclectic medley of performers and haiku by co-host Andrew Huff, as well as a selected poem by someone on Twitter.

No more gay marriage.
It's just plain old marriage now.
So it is ordered.

Also, women's soccer
is just soccer from now on.
Go Team USA!

How many churches
must burn before we call it
domestic terror?

I eat my peas with guacamole,
I've done it all my life.
They do taste kind of funny,
But it keeps them on my knife.

I have closed the tabs
that were in the browser
and which you were probably
saving to read.
Forgive me, they hogged memory
and were so old.
   &emdash @stvnrlly, after William Carlos Williams

June Haiku: Fury Road

            

The new film Mad Max: Fury Road inspired co-host Andrew Huff's topical haiku for the June 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk.

The Blackhawks came through
and won game seven last week.
Ducks scatter on ice.

Meanwhile, Riot Fest shared
its lineup for this year's show,
exciting music fans.

Elsewhere, sci-fi geeks
prep for Nebula Awards.
What thing turns you on?

Vacation notice:
I'm leaving soon, so make sure
that all hell breaks loose.

Mad Max: Fury Road.
Oh man, Mad Max: Fury Road.
Muscle care ballet. -or-
You guys, go see it. -or-
Seriously, you guys.

Cinco de Haiku

            

At the May 5 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff read six topical haiku.

It snows in April.
You have lived here long enough,
you should know by now.

Still, it would be nice
if flowers and fruit tree buds
were safe from freezing.

Frost advisories
make for depressing haiku
-- cherry blossoms weep.

Get yourself a
Five Rabbit Five Lizard for
Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo
is also the Fifth of May.
Habla Espagnol.

Leonard Nimoy died.
So may the Fourth be with you
beyond Thunderdome.

April's Sole Haiku

            

Co-host Andrew Huff only read one haiku at the April 7th edition of Tuesday Funk.

At SXSW,
a new band's sound blends into
one long muffled track.

Beware the Haiku of March

            

At the March 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff's thoughts turned to travel.

Flying middle seat
is made even worse when stuck
between coughers.

You always hear about
cold and flu in the fall, but
spring is often worse.

Dying the river
heralds the arrival of spring.
So do drunks in green.

If you didn't vote
in the runoff election,
you are dead to me.

Haiku for February

            

At the Feb. 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff's topical haiku were even more ripped from the headlines than normal.

Election Tuesday
the voters spoke loud and clear:
Let's have a runoff.

Snow, snow, snow, snow, snow.
Now and ice and cold, wet wind.
Sweet spring, where are you?

As bad as it is,
At least we're not in Boston.
Nine feet and rising.

Llamas on the loose!
White and gold or blue and black.
Bird-riding weasel.

February fits
neatly Saturday-Sunday
on the calendar

Lump of sugar,
whiskey, bitters, orange peel.
Call me Old Fashioned.

'Tis the Season for Haiku

            

The new year brought a new crop of haiku from co-host Andrew Huff! The set he read at the Jan. 6th edition of Tuesday Funk got away from topicality and went in a more conceptual direction.

It is a known fact:
Millions alive today will
never fall in love.

It's a true theory:
Millions alive today will
never want for food.

Millions now alive
will never know the pleasure
of a summer's day.

There may be millions
who never die at all.
Memory survives.

We're Thankful for Topical Haiku

            

The Dec. 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk saw co-host Andrew Huff reflecting on Thanksgiving and the reason for the season.

Now that Black Friday
Stars on Thanksgiving Thursday,
watch out Black Wednesday.

Few things are better
thank leftover turkey and
racist relatives.

I had Cosby sweaters
when I was a teenager.
Bill, you let us down.

Watching bad movies
is like peeling a Band-Aid:
oh painful pleasure.

Haiku Gets Spooky

            

The Nov. 4th edition of Tuesday Funk brought a new crop of topical haiku from co-host Andrew Huff, including a Halloween treat.

Your first rule as host
is speak clearly. The second
is don't forget stuff.

Neither snow nor rain
nor gloomy night stays these kids
from Halloween treats.

Did you vote today?
No matter the candidate,
your civic duty.

When polling places
fail to open, civil servants
come to the rescue.

Fall Haiku Action from Andrew Huff

            

The October 7th edition of Tuesday Funk was super eclectic, and so were co-host Andrew Huff's topical haiku.

Nature's fall rainbow:
red, orange, yellow and green --
but also grey, brown.

Better 52
for the furnace to break at
than 32.

Often your day job,
red pencil at the ready,
edits your night, too.

Teenage Islamic State
is less frightening to me
than ebola is.

Ebola is less
frightening to me than
anti-vacciners.

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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, August 1, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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