The Versifier’s Syllabic Lament
by Bruce Wodhams
Pity the poor haiku writer,
the sorry, penniless blighter;
for what good is one syllable
if the thing is not billable.
The haiku, though maybe quite brief,
is just seventeen times the grief;
so expect no haiku from me
if you think you’ll get it for free.
First published in Pebbles 34:6, July 2022, page 17.