Film Haiku No. 4

Children of Men (2006)
Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine


hippie Michael Caine
Clive Owen with a hip flask
tries strawberry cough


world has gone to shit
immigrants are scapegoated
sounds familiar


grimy dark future
humankind is infertile
an apt extinction

Film Haiku No. 3

Rounders (1998)
Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, #spoilers


a dodgy friendship
ensnared by his loyalties
missteps and hard knocks


an interest in law
interferes with his calling
this hold’em genius


Teddy’s cookie tells
that ace could not have helped him
he flops a nut straight


I wonder what it is
that the biosphere intends
when this happens: twins

then I realize
as I butter my toast
that nature, motherly, stern
she intends nothing at all
at most

no agenda, but
churn and do, and redo
with a twist and like
the chop and pan-rattle
of us rustlers in the kitchen

she’s up and at’em
before a morning thought
can get his shoes on