another bite
out of the budget

5 Responses

  1. pbergonzi Says:


  2. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Ouch! Good one, Karen.


  3. haikuapprentice Says:

    This is really great, Karen. Ruefully yet wittily observed, rather like classic haiku by Issa.
    I also note a clever structural effect, with the 2 syllables, 4 syllables, 5 syllables construction building a pyramidal shaped verse – rather like a termite mound.
    Really enjoyable poetry. Thanks for sharing it.


  4. barbara Says:

    lingering heat
    a spiral of termites
    aims at azure

    (first published in a Haiku World Kukai, 2013)

  5. rickie Says:

    right on

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