My April posts have been loosely inspired by the WEGO Health Writers’ Monthly Challenge. I have yet to use any of their daily writing prompts until now. Today is the Haiku challenge! I have written a few haiku just for you! I have categorized them, because unlike good poetry, my haiku do not stand well on their own.

About acupuncture:

Freezing my butt off
Instead of constant hot flash
Needles are good, yay!

About TRAM surgery recovery:

Righty’s still swollen
Cleavage moved left of center
Tee hee hee, cancer.

On having 2012 annual taxes and 2013 estimated first quarter taxes due within two days of one another:

Taxes are due twice
In the mid-month of April
Self-employment, boo!

About these haiku:

Writing breast-themed poems
After years of instruction
Makes teachers cry hard.

There you have it, I have actually followed the challenge today!

My activist sign today reads: Follow directions when it suits you.

These tulips are a little frilly for early spring. The fancy tulips usually don't start blooming until it gets warmer. Maybe these are having hot flashes.

These tulips are a little frilly for early spring. The fancy tulips usually don’t start blooming until it gets warmer. Maybe these are having hot flashes.

P.S. One of my favorite children’s books is an illustrated compilation of haiku by Issa called, Cool Melons-Turn to Frogs. Here’s an example from the book:

Cool melons-
Turn to frogs!
If people should come near.
-Issa, translated by Mathew Gollub

Issa, you felt sorry for the melons at the market because they got eaten after they were purchased. Would you be interested in sampling some Soylent Green?