Staring from a shore

The tired turkey saw the mist

of a bird-free void.

The flaming turkey

Recalled his drone-fuzz band mates

And their smoky nights.

Cranberry Killer

Stalking the autumn forest

Knifing lame chestnuts.

Driving to Vermont

The traditional turkey

Smoked his dark cheroot.

Pass me the stuffing

The bald naturalist yelled

Mounting the hippo.

Her lazy turkey

Began a new routine on

A tofu diet.

Frosty the Turkey

Was a mad king, til a knife

Ended his snow reign.


If you’re amazed by these haiku, check out the equally astounding tales in Space Command and the Planets of Doom: