Letters to the Editor

by Elaine Chan

To keep letters brief, it is true

That some would say, “Make them haiku.”

But if you’ve designs

On adding more lines

a limerick, maybe, would do?

Published in the San Francisco Chronicle, June 1995. I’ve added the title here to give it a context, published as a letter to the newspaper’s editor among at least a dozen editorial haiku that appeared in the paper from June 1 to 29, 1995.