Starving Artist Writes Recession Poetry

Haiku 15:

Starbucks is posting //

Calories. Who cares? I need //

Starbucks to post jobs //

 

Haiku 21:

Recession tactics //

No French nails or hair streaking //

Fire the housekeeper //

 

Haiku 35:

Wearing Gucci shoes //

She carefully steps over //

George begging for change //

 

Haiku 40:

Stealing is not right //

Loaf of bread: six years.  Bank fraud: //

Ooooh, a big ol’ fine //


Haiku 77:

Baby in ER //

Sniffles turned to pneumonia //

Mom was uninsured //


Haiku 17:

I was a teacher //

Laid off. Cancer. COBRA gone //

Twenty months: homeless //


Haiku 90:

You must deserve it //

It must be your fault   You’re bad //

That’s why you’re poor //


Haiku 91:

Stealing is not right //

Neg-am mortgage loans //

Seem to be okay //


Haiku 100:

Why am I laid off //

I’m White and American //

I deserve better //


Haiku 18:

No job…can’t buy stuff…//

don’t buy stuff…businesses close…//

no jobs.  Great system…//

 

Senryu 146:

You’ve got twenty years //

Background; but yet, we didn’t //

Think you’d be so old //


Senryu 152:

Come visit my home  //

Chat of art, foreign travel  //

Not the recession //

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