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Hilarious haiku ask those burning questions about modern life

The talented artist known as y_haiku on Twitter and Instagram does it again!

y_haiku drawing of movie hacker

Why is it that…

Movie hackers
always commit their crimes
in dark rooms?

y_haiku drawing of guy trying to find right charger

Why is it that…

I don’t need that discarded manual
until it’s time
to find the right charger?

y_haiku drawing of guy trying to fix food he already took a bite out of to take a picture

Why is it that…

I can never make it look
like I remembered to take the photo
before my first bite?

y_haiku drawing of guys dropping phone on face after falling asleep

Why is it that…

When I use my phone to fall asleep
it always
wakes me up?

y_haiku drawing of guy in toilet while his team scores a goal

Why is it that…

They always wait to score a goal
until I’m
in the toilet?

y_haiku drawing of man passing oden shop

Why is it that…

On a day I can’t drink
I see so many
places to drink?

y_haiku drawing of guy licking empty syrup packet

Why is it that…

No one can resist
secretly licking
the empty syrup packet?

y_haiku drawing of Doraemon doodles at pen test station at store

Why is it that…

Someone always
tries to draw
Doraemon?

y_haiku drawing of guy who mixes soda flavors at drink bar

Why is it that…

At the restaurant soda bar
there’s always one guy
who mixes them?

If you aren’t yet following y_haiku on Twitter and Instagram, don’t you think you should be?

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Author Jonelle Patrick holding It Was You paperback

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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly newsletter Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

One thought on “Hilarious haiku ask those burning questions about modern life Leave a comment

  1. Certainly an enjoyable set of “haiku”! Thank you, Jonelle!!! ????

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