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Haikus of the Raptor: An Anthology

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Haikus of the Raptor: An Anthology

The cover of this anthology.

The cover of this anthology.

The cover of this anthology.

The cover of this anthology.

Haikus of the Raptor: An Anthology

 

Trap Puckette

We’ve never spoken

I think he’s dating Liza

He has got her trapped

 

Smartboards

I yearn for days past

When you were still here with us

Before the fire

 

Soap dispensers

I crave your innards

Yet you have nothing to give

You leave me dirty

 

Ean Tucker

We used to be friends

But now you are President

Hope you’re doing well

 

Ms. Pinckney

A true enigma

Similar to Big Brother

She is watching you

 

Hand Dryer

Your loud scream haunts me

Your heat lingers when you’re gone

Paper towels win

 

Summer reading

Looming darkness waits

Filled with all those cryptic words

What do they all mean?

 

Thesis (RIP)

You’re now defeated

We have ended your evil

1-9, your demise

 

Parking Lot

Endless confusion

The exit, a taunting stare

Wish we could escape

 

Sullivan Lant

She drives me to school

Satanic music, she plays

Haters gonna hate

 

Her

I know not her name

She nervously looks around

Wow, she knows too much

 

Mrs. Roop

Some call her crazy

It’s a fitting description

She’s Poseidon’s wife

 

Señora Colón

Unrelenting force

She knows she cannot be stopped

Wear your ID’s please

 

Kate Kuisel

Lizard Queen Quizlet

She possesses the knowledge

Lover of Elon

 

AJ Whiteman

Boy, you may be shocked

It’s your name in The Talon

Cherish this moment

 

Senior Lounge

This is holy ground

Offering our salvation

Granted far too late

 

Early Out

A gift from the Lord

This beautiful privilege

Nap time starts early

 

AP Spanish

Confused, empty words

They all fall on your deaf ears

Pero, yo hablo

 

Attendance

I,  your prisoner

You hold me hostage, I cry

Please just let me go!

 

Rachel Maile

We cry out mama

Mama Maile flies from her nest

She provides, we take

I’m getting ‘we cry out mama’ tattooed on my bicep.”

— Rachel Maile

THE BELL

We wait, without breath

For you, time’s a suggestion

We cry, while you laugh

 

Shabih Jafri

Not our president

He’s our God, son of Odin

Bring him his nectar

 

The Talon

Some call it gospel

Much better than LA Times

Life changing writing

 

Collegeboard

You laugh, senseless pain

Students howl in misery

SAT’s = racist

 

Scantron

Green hue, inviting

A rush as my pencil fills

With you, I’m happy

 

Stress

Something we all know

Brought on by this cursed place

Graduation’s soon

 

Water Fountain

Our fountain of life

Without you, we would be lost

You save us all, amen

 

Broken AC

Unforgiving heat

I pray for your clemency

My prayers ignored

 

Marine Science

Field trips abundant

Great reviews before our tests

We all love Ms. Roop

 

Fish Tank Next to Me in Marine

Your rushing water

Sound that drowns out all others

The tears falling down

(This is just an excerpt from the soon to be published anthology. Now accepting pre-orders, send $10 to my venmo @graham-inabnett to ensure you get a leather bound, signed copy. *Limited supply)

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