Excerpts from

St. Lou Haiku

 

Big croquet wicket
That gleaming parabola
Has tiny windows

 

Peabody Coal sign
Was disembodied in sky;
Ghost in firework smoke

 

Lake of the Ozarks
Hoosier vacation mecca
Ski boats full of Busch

 

Grandma loved Grants Farm
Sweaty crowd of bored faces
Fly-ridden Clydesdales

 

Cahokia Mounds:
Go for the dioramas
Stay for the dirt piles

 

Proud food invention
Those toasted Raviolis
Deep-fried love nuggets

 

You St. Charles cheapskates!
Live by the bridge, die in slow
Rush hour increments!

 

Ba ba buh-bah ba
Ba buh-bah buh-buh-ba baaah
Wehrenberg theme rocks

 

Sacajawea
Lived here. So did Bob Costas.
Not at the same time.

 

Blues fan wears jersey
Scraggly long hair peeks out from
Blues cap. Hey! Beer man!

 

Plaza Frontenac
Even in leopard jumpsuit
You're invisible

 

Mary Elizabeth Ladd & Julie Wiskirchen

 


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