Monday, December 13, 2010

Haiku Mondays: FLIGHT

Fifteen minutes later, I gave her a sip of my tequila
and all was well with the world.

Señor Troll has moved his haiku competition to Mondays. If you want to give it a go, or at least check in and read the entries of the competitors (they're fierce!), head over to his place. There aren't many rules, but if you win, you get to post a fabulous Chickory-designed badge of haiku-winning honor on your blog (or your forehead or chest), and Troll swears there are fabulous prizes a'coming, too.

Today's Theme is FLIGHT.

The sound of twenty
Kenyans churning desert earth
To talcum mist? Whoosh.

Forget carry on.
I’m trying to figure out
Where to stow my legs.


Buzz Kill said...

I know what you're talking about with leg room. Especially on USAir flights. I never put my seat back down and usually ask the person in front of me to do the same before we get off the ground. Otherwise I have someone literally laying in my lap.

Big Shamu said...

Looks like a terrorist to me.

moi said...

Buzz: The only good seat is an exit row seat. And note to all fliers: you gain nothing by reclining except pissing those of us behind you right the feck off. Be a grown up and sit upright.

Shamu: My tactics for dealing with unruly children in public: 1. Feed them candy. 2. Feed them likker. 3. Threaten to eat them. It takes a village, right?

Anonymous said...

Excellent haiku.

Conversation overheard on airplane once:

Brat: Whaaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaa Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Man-next-to-brat: Is there something you can do about that?

Mom-Of-Brat: You're lucky. The last time she flew she was much worse.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Moi,

Ethiopians too, they fly by you like you're standing still.

One just for you:
A flask for flying
Empty for security
Fill at the bar after

Boxer said...

I used to love the very first row because you get off the plane fast and there's extra leg room, until I realized that's where they usually put the kids. Booooo.

Great haiku!

fishy said...

Is that a picture of K9 protesting the TSA?

moi said...

Troll: I feel for parents, I really do. It's not like you can drug them. Or sell them to the highest bidder. Basically, all one can do is . . . wait.

Karl: And we won't even go there on the up-can-coming supremacy of the Nigerians. You know, I'd travel with a flask if only the client didn't mind me showing up snonkered.

Boxer: I noticed that! I thought I was just being paranoid. No, no, no, the kids should be in the back!

Fishy: :o) Well, the hair color's about right.

Heff said...

Fly Southwest. Plenty of room, and the crew's comedy is GOLD.

Wait...that wasn't a Haiku, was it ?

chickory said...

i seem to always have a giant man in front of me who reclines. grrrrrrrrrrrrrr probably the same cretin that gave me this damn COLD

good haikus - i like the kenyan one best- but identify with leg-room haiku more.

good luck!

Aunty Belle said...

Terrific visual.

What makes these Ethiopian/ Nigerian/ Kenyans so fast?

Youse off runnin'? Smoke 'em, MOi!