Quinine Tablets

by Gary Hardaway

a little bitter for the better

SETI Haiku

Can the universe
thank itself that there's nothing
else like us out there?


The terror of a vengeful god,
whose glowing ray-gun eyes
scan the world for sin and prime
themselves to flash a burning wrath,
keeps him true to all commandments
but the one to love.

South Carolina Haiku

Stun and sting of old
wounds reopened- new pains at
old exasperations.

Should We Survive the Holocene Extinction?

Not only No,
but Hell No.

Divine Rite of Suffering

If God hadn't intended the poor
to suffer and starve,
He wouldn't have made them poor.
He never makes mistakes.