Deborah P Kolodji (dkolodji) wrote,
Deborah P Kolodji

When the Power is Out

Today, there was a massive power outage in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Here in the San Gabriel Valley, we were unaffected. However, one of my coworkers listens to talk radio during the day, which means that I usually am listening to it, too, in one corner of my mind. So, today’s regular afternoon programming was pre-empted by a special on the power situation, which meant that I wrote a string of power outage senryu after work:

power outage
the uncomfortable silence
in an elevator

After some thought, I decided to change this one to a one-liner, or what Denis Garrison calls a "monoku":

power outage the uncomfortable silence


power outage
last night’s fish dinner
in the fridge

power outage
neighborhood kids
seem noisier

power outage
the basketball in my yard
finally claimed
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