Finish this haiku … if you can

I was attempting a haiku this morning when I realized there is no good antonym for alone. Walking alone is often the first step towards These were the first two lines of an idea I was trying to work through … Continue reading


Smushy mushy heart

Smushy mushy heart
springs back like Silly Putty
even when it’s broke.

RIP Blockbuster: A pop culture haiku

(This haiku was inspired by “R.I.P. Blockbuster, You Frustratingly Magical Franchise, You” by Kevin Fallon in the Daily Beast)


RIP Blockbuster Video

By Jen Maidenberg


Neighborhood stop for

high school dates rated PG.

Press play. Then make out.




Time spent dreaming

Longing for the day
When my dreams count as real life
And I remember.

Only good ones though–
Sidewalk reunions, relief.
Scattered song and dance.

I could do without
underground caves teeming with
naked mannequins.