Kylie’s Haikus

r/TheEclecticSlide consists off 22 posts written by WhatintheActualKylie from Feb 21st through Sep 11th, 2015. Hidden among the posts are six original “Western Haikus” by Kylie (who says she gained inspiration after reading Jack Kerouac’s BOOK OF HAIKUS.) In the comments of the first such post, Kylie defines her western haikus as “Freeform 3-line pops that aren’t restricted by syllables or meter.THE HAIKU YEAR is recommended in the thread by u/McKeon on March 30th, which prompts Kylie to order a copy from which she later quotes in a reply comment on April 9th.

Six Posts and their Haikus:

    1. Here Goes (Tue March 24, 2015 – 12:51:21)
      Wine & takeout, NPR on — Inner conflict: Recyclable container needs rinsed… But Too lazy so trash bin it goes (sorry!)
    2. Predatory Wasp is Out to Get Us! (Mon May 18, 2015 – 18:32:51)
      Yellowjacket lands on my arm! Don’tfreakdon’tfreakdon’tfreak– PHEW Alexa, play for my fav Sufjan song
    3. I’ve Got Caps and Scarves and Sweaters (Mon June 08, 2015 – 13:41:23)
      That spring when the snow melted We saw all the cigarette butts and I asked: Which ones are ours? Will said, “All the white ones.”
    4. Silly Love Songs (Fri July 31, 2015 – 18:07:39)
      He eats takeout Straight from the box But refuses to use a plastic fork.
    5. The Ants Go Marching One By One, Hurrah (Mon August 17, 2015 – 16:23:19)
      Trail of ants………..Is it trail or train? I wonder As I douse them with Black Flag
    6. The Gloaming (Wed September 09, 2015 – 18:15:15)
      It’s a new dawn and a new day The Hope that it brings Lasts until the coffee runs out.

line breaks added. 18 lines with annotations:

Wine & takeout, NPR on —

Inner conflict: Recyclable container needs rinsed… But

Too lazy so trash bin it goes (sorry!)

 

2nd line could start with “Recyclable”

 

Yellowjacket lands on my arm!

Don’tfreakdon’tfreakdon’tfreak–PHEW

Alexa, play for my fav Sufjan song

 

 

Why the extra word? typo or clue?

That spring when the snow melted

We saw all the cigarette butts and I asked: Which ones are ours?

Will said, “All the white ones.”

 

 

Who is Will?!

He eats takeout

Straight from the box

But refuses to use a plastic fork.

“he” is Dylan, u/BBC4Life

 

no comment.

Trail of ants………..

Is it trail or train? I wonder

As I douse them with Black Flag

eleven dots

it’s trail.

Double meaning?

It’s a new dawn and a new day

The Hope that it brings

Lasts until the coffee runs out.

Nina Simone much?

Why capitalize “Hope”? 

 

 

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