Superior Poetry

Joe Zimmerman is an accomplished poet who resides somewhere in the Biltmore Forest, without permission. He has many accolades and credentials (and resumes) and has graduated from many prestigious poetry colleges, including (but not limited to) Harvard, Oxford, Cal Polytechnic State and San Luis Obispo Community College. In his spare time he enjoys bird watching (with binoculars), hiking (with a flask of whiskey) and reading Heart of Darkness (with a box of street wine).

This week, Joe explores the ancient Japanese art of Haiku (or   as we say, in the industry)

Here is a Haiku
in five, seven, five meter.
Stop recounting now please.

What doesn’t kill you
makes you stronger. Unless it’s
Mono … or blood loss.

Daylight saving time
The best excuse for being
five hours late to work.

All I think about
is food. I’m not even fat.
Wait, I’m not fat, right?

“I hate your fat face!”
Words yelled at me by hobo
Johnny Depp fellow.

San Francisco. Not
quite as gay, as people say.
But a little gay.

Do you ever want
a Mojito so badly
that you drink seven?

“Don’t get me wrong babe,
I love having sex with you”
*overheard d-bag

I read one page of
Ulysses, and dozed off. Back
to ESPN.

I am thankful for
my blue eyes, which are very
pretty … oh, they’re brown :(

What you said to me
when I wasn’t listening
makes a lot of sense.

Your Dad’s name is Dan?
Tanner? And you also have
two Uncles living here?
(Unreleased Child Services Episode of Full House)

Charles in Charge, of our
Days and nights. Where is Charles now?
(also twitter.
com/scottbaio and

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