A series of furtive haiku written while sitting around at a french birthday that was actually a wedding/baptism.

1

Time has really stopped
People speak of potatoes
and other cool things.

2

One leaves one’s leaves once
Return is impossible
I have one leaf left.

3

My stomach is strong
like a wild boar in summer
I am so ready.

4

Across the ocean
the waves do wave back at me
I waved at them first

5

Cimarrón: ex-slave
escaped into full freedom
I am inspired.

6

Dressage and black pants
equine pants under willow
one escapes the truth.

7

Lyrical practice
makes absolute perfect sense
in the time of God.

8

Game of Thrones is back
if I had television
I would watch all day.

9

Haiku number nine
you are mighty, mighty fine
you blow my prose mind.

10

I sit up for ten
this is the most efficient
I have ever been.

11

Je pense que ce soir
il y aura un retour
à la tente, oui oui!

12

J’aime aider les pauvres
avec mes paroles vibrantes
comme ça je suis ici.

13

Chocolate chip cookies
black excellence in da house
anyone at home?

14

This is quite absurd
I feel bad for noticing
but I do notice.

15

Dog with human face
rescue me from my blank fate
with your amber eyes.

16

Non, non, non, non, non
pas, pas, pas, pas, pas, pas, pas
French for beginners.

17

This is a good form
A good poetic structure
for singing the blues.

18

Antimodern life
we’re on the antipodes now
the black man conquers.

19

Locus amoenus
where are your savage creatures
to devour me?

20

Whatever your tastes
the seasons will always change
Live in order to.

21

How to get cable
TV when ensconced in France?
It doesn’t matter.

22

Miguel Delibes
was a great Spanish author
I have never read.

23

My funny Rudy
my funny, funny Rudy
give me some more drugs.

24

“[This is redacted
due to its personal tone]”
quoth [redacted too].

25

Collective slumber
parties enjamb my mind frame
with blankets and dust.

26

Oh, mesh case right here,
what normally goes inside
your mottled gray shape?

27

The mundanity
the mundanity of now
that’s my instagram.

28

Capitalism
or late capitalism
alpha, omega.

29

Oriental ribs
(just as Edward Said said)
we view them with lust.

30

Thirty new haiku
upon this leafy blanket
I will improve now.

31

Dog with human face
look deeply into my eyes
please try not to blink.

31

Dog with human face
thank goodness for melanin
no silly hats here!

32

The baby cries here
he is big and long and strong
I also cry here.

33

No I’m just kidding
I’m a lyrical gangsta
the world is a stage

34

The audacity
of enforced urbanity
in housing projects

35

Never been in jail
never been killed or shot at
I demand freedom
(Or: where is my freedom?)

36

In France forever
if that’s what it truly takes
to be a modern.

37

We flirt with the roles
the baby in the middle
who shall he become?

38

The grass has stained me
I crossed the ocean again
to haunt consciousness.

39

Idiot savant
as the cookie cracks in mouth
a servant does die.

40

Insularity
but France is not an island
I learn as I write.

41

A boring tableau
a different shade of orange
frames my subtle face.

42

Horrible planning
social exercises take
hold of my black neck.

43

Où est mon doudou
Je dors, je mors, et j’adore
giraffe, tu es vite.

44

Let’s get to 50
I’ll lick the happy orange
and spin on my head.

45

Abandon ship, friends
we’ve got a world to rescue
from its very self.

46

Les antimodernes –
la biografía de un
cimarrón negro.

47

Go to sleep, go home
estoy mareado, sí
bilingual seasick.

48

Black ego(t)ism
black genius, black excellence
all the same damn thing.

49

To think from within
these noble and acute eyes
is to find the truth
(Or: dog with human face).

50

I will not fall down
my purpose is to create
despite the context.

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