For all we know that Japanese calligraphy thingy up there is a masked vulgarity.
To make these haikus, Mrs. Linklater was inspired by something Albert [see Other Journals] did today with the first lines of the entries from one of the Editor's Picks journals.
Given Mrs. L's unfamiliarity with this poetic sport, perhaps she should also apologize for her embarrassing efforts ahead of time. A very Japanese thing to do.
Bascially they wrote themselves. Mrs. Linklater just arranged the order. To create them, she went through her own journal entries and took the first few words in each of them.
Many started with the answer to a question that followed, so they were short. Kinda like a haiku. Ooo--the medium becomes the message.
And now for Mrs. Linklater's Journal Entries Haikus:
a female soldier
when you don't think it's a cat
send it to its room
it means you're being redundant
you mean like pizza
the swift boat skipper
ex-husband's birthday today
holy crap we're doomed
how do you mean affection
so grateful for these
drive you crazy -- yes
you mean demonstrating how
the list of dream trips
death is an option
only if it has no taste --
pop tarts paris rain
I can't remember -- never
what were you thinking