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Merry Christmas (radio edit)


Blazing summer heat
Confused reindeer-
Santa’s drunk again.

Comments: The radio edit is the original version of the haiku. But I wanted some input on it. Specifically, I wasn’t sure about the words “blazing” and “again”. I could see reasons to exclude one or both of them, but I could also argue for their inclusion. Therefore I consulted some friends. It was my friendCurtis who commented that he thought “blazing” should be excluded, but that the inclusion of “again” depended “on whether or not you are looking for intellectual satisfaction, or radio air-play.” I finally decided to make two versions — the radio edit and the original. However, I felt that “blazing” should be included in the radio version. What do you think?


Author: mitcharf

vegan, curmudgeon, animal lover, feminist, agnostic, cat whisperer, bookworm, hermit, Red Sox fan, Cthulhu enthusiast, softball player, man-about-town

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