Fraiku: Refrigerator Door

Broke my toe closing Jack’s fridge
cursing the kitchen cabinets
in the sudden dark

Inspired by my favorite haiku of Jack Kerouac:

Missing a kick
at the icebox door
It closed anyway

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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10 Responses to Fraiku: Refrigerator Door

  1. JeanMarie says:

    FRY Cooo! Fun.

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  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    I prefer your version

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  3. Awesome lines. I love this.
    I love Kerouac too!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Also, sorry if I’m asking the obvious here…
    But how do you define a β€œFraiku”??? Is it a Haiku in spirit without the syllables count?

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