KILLER HAIKUS

by Amy Milligan on January 21, 2012

ED GEIN

A moonlight dancer,

Ed took to the floor wearing

A pretty girl’s skin

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TED BUNDY

Young women, give thanks

That Ted’s law training did not

Surpass his knife skills

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EDMUND KEMPER

Put Mama’s larynx

Down the garbage disposal

To stop her bitching

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ROBERT HANSEN

Champion hunter

Who — tired of elk and bear–

Stalked Alaskan girls

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JOHN WAYNE GACY

He buried young boys

In the crawlspace of his house

Bad Pogo! Bad clown!

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ANDREI CHIKATILO

Why stand in bread lines

When it’s so much easier

To eat one’s comrades?

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DAVID CARPENTER (for Kurt Olmstead)

Some folks hike to get

Close to nature; some to get

Close to good dump sites

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THE ZODIAC

Legendary for

Costumes, cryptograms, taunts, and

Eluding capture

 

Amy Milligan
Bucks her prolix tendencies
By writing haiku

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