Kylie’s “Western” Haikus
Recently finished Kerouac’s BOOK OF HAIKUS and thought I’d try my hand. My first couple were shit-tay. This is the first one I don’t feel too self-conscious about sharing:
Wine & takeout, NPR on — Inner conflict:
Recyclable container needs rinsed… But
Too lazy so trash bin it goes (sorry!)
[–]McKeon09876 hey K you read The Haiku Year? its written by the REM baldy and i think Wilco too maybe i dunno.
[–]WhatInTheActualKylie Just ordered thanks for the rec!
[–]McKeon09876 shocked you never heard of it since you’re all about haikus now and also dad rock.
[–]WhatInTheActualKylie hey. don’t knock dad rock! btw loveLOVElove this one:
I’m just smiling at your kid
Fuck this shitty world
[–]Juniper_Jams isn’t it supposed to be like 7 syllables or some shiz?
[–]WhatInTheActualKylie These are Western Haikus. Freeform 3-line pops that aren’t restricted by syllables or meter.
Love them because when done right they are like these beautiful little snapshots. Not as easy as it looks!!
Predatory Wasp Is Out to Get Us!
Yellowjacket lands on my arm!
Alexa, play for my fav Sufjan song
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.”
Silly Love Songs
He eats takeout
Straight from the box
But refuses to use a plastic fork.
The Ants Go Marching One By One, Hurrah
Trail of ants………..
Is it trail or train? I wonder
As I douse them with Black Flag
It’s a new dawn and a new day 
The Hope that it brings
Lasts until the coffee runs out.
 “Book of Haikus – Wikipedia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Haikus.
 “The Haiku Year by Tom Gilroy – Goodreads.” https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63892.The_Haiku_Year.
 “The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us! – Genius.” https://genius.com/Sufjan-stevens-the-predatory-wasp-of-the-palisades-is-out-to-get-us-lyrics.
 “Death Cab For Cutie Lyrics – Blacking Out The Friction – AZLyrics.” https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/deathcabforcutie/blackingoutthefriction.html.
 “The Gloaming (group) – Wikipedia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gloaming_(group).
 “Lyrics – Feeling Good – AZLyrics.” https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/muse/feelinggood.html.