I Survived Haiku Deathmatch!Posted: September 17, 2014
mightier than swords —
warriors with pens unsheathed
stand ready to fight!
My “better judgement” can be a bit of a wet blanket sometimes.
Six haikusters stood up, and only one remained. Me! It was the first time in more years than I care to count since I’ve stood up and read anything that I wrote in public, and the reaction was phenomenal. The competition got the crowd going with some quite clever and rather raunchy pieces. The silence from the audience when I read my poems made me nervous, but in the end, it turns out silence is golden. As in medal. As in I won it.