Today’s challenge on Carpe Diem was to write a jazz-haiku in the style of James A Emanuel (1921-2013). This is part of a series that he wrote:

Cinnamon cheeks, Lord,
cornbread smile. SONGS feed your ribs
when you’re hungry, chile.

I’ve used the same rhyming scheme in my attempt but I had to use the past tense to make it work, which feels awkward in a haiku:

By boarded-up shops,

The busker stood. For pennies

She sang: “Feeling good.”

(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

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