Thursday, July 15, 2010

A&E Haiku

Back in April 2009, I wrote a few haiku-style poems for National Poetry Month. One of them, "Classic Journey," shows the connection between the band and a popular show from a few years ago. In fact, whenever I watched the show and Journey came up, I had to chuckle. One character loved them, while his best friend just didn't understand their appeal and preferred Death Cab for Cutie.

I doubt there's anyone who hasn't gotten into a show, only to realize that the ratings aren't great and the network might give up on it. It happens to me all the time. When it's time for decisions to be made, each show is reported as being either renewed, canceled, or on the bubble, meaning that it could go either way. "On the Bubble" is a set of three haiku poems about the agonizing wait for the network execs to make up their minds. One of the shows mentioned is still on today, but the other was unjustly canceled. I still miss it.