Tuesday Funk : Haiku by Andrew

Andrew's Haiku for February


Cohost Andrew Huff read just a couple of haiku at the 113th edition of Tuesday Funk.

In February,
resolutions take root,
or fall in flurries.

It's so annoying
to be stood up by a friend.
Please be courteous.

Falcon Heavy flew
to space and back, carrying
Tesla branded junk.

Haiku for a New Year


At the 112th episode of Tuesday Funk, cohost Andrew Huff read a couple of his signature topical haiku.

Last year I promised
no haiku about Donald.
Now all bets are off.

Polar Plunge canceled
due to record-breaking cold.
Keep your clothes on, kids.

Dry air and knit caps
mean styling is pointless and
bad hair de rigeur.

Haiku for October 2017


Tuesday Funk cohost Andrew Huff read a couple of quick haiku at the Andersonville Arts Week edition of the show.

Puerto Ricans are
U.S. citizens. We are
failing Americans.

Unexpected stain:
Where did this spot come from?
Was it last night's meal?

Autumn leaves clog drains,
turning streets into streams and
temporary ponds.

Andrew's Haiku for September, 2017


Cohost Andrew Huff had just a couple haiku for us this month. But they spoke well and succinctly to the topics of the previous couple weeks.

Familial dread:
Relative's email starts with:
Eff Double-You Dee.

Labor Day arrived,
summer and autumn looked up,
hugged, and switched seats.

Wildfires west and north,
massive hurricanes down south.
Climate change is real.

August 2017's Haiku by Andrew


Cohost Andrew Huff's patented topical haiku reflected the weird summer Chicago's been experiencing and his recent trip to New York.

Beautiful weather
always makes me suspicious
of what is coming.

Chicago may be
second city to New York,
but we have alleys.

Dodging mattresses,
boxes and other trash scuffs
the Big Apple's shine.

He also expressed his frustration with having to honor his promise not to write about the president:

Do you realize
how hard it is to ignore
the toddler in chief?

Warm Haiku for June


At the 106th edition of Tuesday Funk on June 6, covfefe cohost Andrew Huff read a handful of his patented topical haiku.

Pea tendrils each out
as warmer breezes arrive.
Gardens awaken.

"Pollen hurts my eyes"
doesn't sound very cool, so
I call it "tree sex."


Racists lament the
Confederate monuments
removed in NOLA.

What other cultures
insist on venerating
a war's losing side?


It's their second date.
Chance for a third hinges on
this awkward moment.

May Haiku by Andrew


Only two haiku this month, due to Andrew's busy schedule at the end of April.

Civic engagement:
People talking in a gym
about libraries.

Sometimes, lost in thought,
I pause after exhaling
and forget to breathe.

Haiku for April 2017


Cohost Andrew Huff's haiku for the 105th edition of Tuesday Funk covered a wide range of emotions.

This land was our land.
This house used to be a home.
Where did the love go?

It's so refreshing
for the Cubs to be back with
no talk of a curse.

The sun angles in.
A cat naps across my chest.
Eyelids grow heavy.

What remains after
a long but mild winter?
Dead leaves and plastic.

Spring. Like blossoms,
Jewel Monopoly chits
litter the sidewalk.

Haiku for a Warm February


Cohost Andrew Huff read a handful of haiku at February's Episode #102 of Tuesday Funk.

Lakeview at midnight:
a vomiting young woman
begs her friends to wait.

A cat in a crouch,
motionless but for its tail,
watches a laser.

Check out my tattoo!
Oh wait, it's under my sleeve.
I'll show you in spring.
(written by Kyle Thiessen)

A house divided
cannot stand. Especially
if it is on fire.

As Many Haiku as Degrees


It was cold outside for the January 3, 2017 edition of Tuesday Funk, so we cuddled Andrew Huff's topical haiku close for warmth.

is five syllables better
than 2016.

I vow that this year
fewer haiku will include
T. R. U. M. P.

Cold makes it winter
but it never feels right with
no snow on the ground.

Who is the dentist
who sold America on
teeth whiter than bone?

The stars dim slightly.
Millions of voices cried out,
"I love you." She knew.

Tuesday Funk

About Us

Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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