Two days after the election I was talking to a friend. She said "Oh, you're always such a pessimist." That inspired this haiku:
We pessimists have
the advantage that when we're
wrong we can rejoice.
Over the next few days, as I shared my haiku with friends, I found myself writing 17 more syllables:
Lately I haven't
been wrong, so no rejoicing.
But I can still hope.
And I still do hope, but it's getting harder.
Today I woke up thinking about Indiagate (time to start calling it that, isn't it?), see, e.g., the Chicago Tribune report), and wrote 3 more haiku. (To be added.)
12/16/2016: Indiagate has disappeared from public view. Hello? The lessons of The Big Lie and contemporary incarnations like Birtherism - repeat it repeat it repeat it - also apply to truth. REPEAT IT.
Indiagate was among the first instances of the loser-elect using the Presidency for the Brand. It was tame compared to what has happened since then, but it deserves to stay on the list.
Here are the haiku inspired by Indiagate, TaxReturnGate, etc.
Some folks try to be
Above reproach, others choose
To be below it.
Using high office
To feather one's nest? That's not
The Patriot's Way.
No blind trust _for_ you?
Then no blind trust _in_ you. You're
all for you, not us.
Or shall we say, the motto is "All for one, one for one."
Nov. 23, 2016, added comment 20161216