Thursday, February 21, 2013

Haiku by Martin Cohen

Impressions of Improv (a haiku sequence)

(After attending one class and seeing one show)

They start with a word
Then create a universe
No one leads all lead

From nothing a play
Beginning middle and end
And it all makes sense

They know what to say
No wisdom of the staircase
All follows somehow

In middle of scene
Out of the blue something new
Minds and bodies dance

Wonder what happens
When simultaneously
Two ideas collide

This group -- no women
Sometimes misogynistic
Wonder if they care

In flow of moment
Uncensored mind can offend
Can I avoid this?


Martin Cohen is a retired computer programmer who loves dancing (favorites are West Coast Swing, Waltz, Tango, and Foxtrot), writing (but not revising) poems, and solving math problems.

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