by Michael Dylan Welch and Curtis Dunlap

First published in Failed Haiku 5:51, March 2020, page 81. Originally written in August of 2011.       +

oh boy,
we’re writing haiku—
happy happy, joy joy!                                                 Michael

        don’t be an eeeeediot
        we’re writing a renandstimpy!                          Curtis

what is your problem
you sick little monkey,
this isn’t art!                                                             Michael

grieving over Stinky
Ren buys Stimpy
a toy mouse!                                                             Curtis

        okay, Ren
        time for the Happy Helmet!                              Michael

no, time for the last verse
before this show gets cancelled—
shut up and look stoopid!                                         Curtis