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Palm Haiku by Grant Cross


Palm Haiku by Grant Cross

Photography by JJ Fleury Cover layout by Charlie Alvarado


Rigorous testing All matadors must endure Before being gored

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Where ever you go Someone is gonna be there You’re here now, it’s me

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I understand life To be an exploration Of the living world

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Dripping out of me Like summer popsicle Creative syrup

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Looking for drama Visiting the hair salon Finding only hair

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He vanquished his foes He vanished into thin air His work here is done

Hippie parliament Humanitarian God Breathe among the rest

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Admit what you are Draw it on paper with paint We pick the colors

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Privileged to feel proud Menace to society Proud to be privileged

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The third of July Talk of taking the island Independence dreams

The Fourth of July The sights, the sounds, & the smells The oohs & the ahhs

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Guardian angel Allow me to introduce Giant gar angler

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Surplus gasoline World War Three is for water Pure maple syrup

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Boner tent signals His vulnerability To the audience

Teeth are made of bone Both teeth & bone are manmade On loan from women

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Burgers or tacos? Negotiation diet Ketchup or salsa?

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Give me some advice How can I clean up my act Keep my dignity?

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Mosquito fight club Dogs licking their masters’ balls Pacific Cooler

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Free queso buffet Is as much about the flavor As it is budget

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The looser we get The easier it will be The get more undone

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Invigorating You go ahead & get yours Cold shower hand job

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What, who, where, when, why Answer these before sunrise Ask the hard questions

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Caffeine addiction Could I borrow your hammock? I have a headache

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Obnoxious verdict Out of control cannonball Obtuse Chihuahua

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Gentle guitar weeps Macho lead guitarist swears This is the last time

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Sing the recession Experience employment Intangible blues

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Sadness advocate Find something better to do Maybe get a job

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Improve butterflies Improve upon perfection If you’re so godlike

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All of my friends wonder All-inclusive get-away Who is my + 1?

Shape of funk to come Truth be told, is not a shape But group of odors

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Lonestar caviar Looks just like jackrabbit scat Tastes twelve bucks an ounce

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Astounding weather Fantastic earth rotation Superlative sun

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Lockhart to Austin So much for topical stuff It’s just open road

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Tell me a story About telling a story New Albuquerque

Mesquite forest fire Fire department didn’t show Thought it BBQ

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Zine Series #2 2011

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Summer Haiku by Grant Cross