Upgraded – a Rictameter Poem, and a Detestable Haiku

The poetry prompt I saw today was the word “detestable”. I was stumped. I didn’t want to write about detestable, so I called “Opposite Day,” and changed the prompt to “first class.” Here is the result:

Upgraded

I went,
Uncertain how
Flying would be. “May we
Upgrade your ticket to first class?”
Economy seating was oversold.
Behind the curtain are better seats.
I sat. You said hello.
I’m so happy
I went.

-H. Bullough 05-09-2017 (Edited for a previous line-break error)

And then I got a phone call, “Mom, something’s wrong with my rice cooker? How do I clean it?” Haiku is not generally used in this type of situation, but sometimes nature takes a twist when it comes into your house.

Detestable

Dead mouse aroma
Is the rice cooker dead? No,
Clean the reservoir.

 

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