5,7,5…because I knew you’d ask

In honor of its Buddhist heritage

Here are my observations of Seoul in Haiku

hopefully they can be as good as this

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Soju one dollar

Jacket pocket carries ten

cigarettes cost two

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feeling very tall

others around appear short

such big nose I have

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Garbage litters street

trash circumvents street light post

the ol’ reach around

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red lights and whistles

cars buses bikes for me don’t stop

move tall white man…move

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motorcycles fast

on sidewalks safety not found

sidewalks are short cuts

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apartment one room

bathroom faces television

C.S.I and dook

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“hi, nice to meet you”

Students say everyday

met ten times before

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please don’t speak so fast

sorry I don’t understand

I know like 5 words

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Golden archways loom

hamburger none discover

bulgogi? the hell?

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eat no chalupa

taco bell behind closed doors

only serves G.I’s

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Pass out in subways

foreign initiation

awoke, people stare

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take indirect path

I know you know what I say

cab drivers screw you

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1 Comment

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One response to “5,7,5…because I knew you’d ask

  1. erin

    these are fantastic. please write a book.

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