Last night was Poetry in Motion's Haiku Death Match. Last year, I was 2nd, but I won it this year.
Not only that, it was a rematch of last year's final. Some fantastic haiku, but unfortunately, there were only 8 competitors rather than last year's 16, so the energy wasn't quite as good this time out.
The only new ones were the 3 that I wrote on the night... everything else has been posted here recently.
The audience had 3 topics, "asparagus", "cannibalism", and "baby sitting::
it's asparagus season
your pee will smell bad
on a desert island? NOT
baby sitting haiku:
how to get out of
being asked for baby sitting?
Sit on a baby.
The cannibalism haiku was THOROUGHLY bested (it's the only unanimous vote, and the whole audience was voting!) by last year's champion with one of the best haiku of the night... I don't remember it exactly, but it was something like:
what's eating the poor?
cannibalism? No! That's