maternity shop mannequins 
even the dummies 
have tummies 

—Martin Mikelberg

yes, it has humor, and life also has humor. The sight of the dummies with tummies while I was walking at the mall instantly flashed this haiku as I walked by.

About the author: Martin Mikelberg (onewe at is a retired CPA, who worked for CW Industries as their V.P. of Finance before retiring after 31 years of employment. His hobbies include music (pennywhistles and harmonica), swimming, walking, writing haiku poetry, and collecting paperweights and glass whimseys. He has just been appointed International Treasurer of Questers, a group whose interests include the preservation and restoration of historic sites as well as an antique studies. He lives in Roslyn, PA.


Responses to the haiku for 17 July 2006 by Martin Mikelberg

    Bill Kenney
    2006-07-17 08:40:06

    even rhyme
    has its time

    Enjoyed your poem, Martin.

    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2006-07-18 17:11:45

    predawn, weather forecaster-
    rain or shine
    he carries an umbrella

    2006-07-20 21:13:48

    i eat cheds
    mountains rise to the full
    i sleep, alone

    2009-07-24 17:38:31

    becomes the silence--
    commuter flight home