#Greekdebtcrisishaiku

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Europa, we’re through:
Take back your privative a-
vowals: I, O, U.

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Why is Hope the one
campaign promise still stuck in
the jar, Pandora?

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Tragic ironies:
Stock Market’s not on Wall Street,
here it’s Sophocles.
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Snowfall. Parthenon.
Is it a miracle, or
Hell freezing over?

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Finance minister:
fashion shoot in Paris Match,
swanky apartment.

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It’s like the movies,
Only not Zorba the Greek,
Thelma and Louise.

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To: Lord Byron–Sir
Greek loan approved but held up
Now that you’re dead. Stop.

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Easter: Anarchists
quit occupying buildings,
crack red eggs, not glass.

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Alphabet of angst—
Ach! Is all that’s left between
Drama and drachma.

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Panic, oligarchs,
Democracy, tragedy,
dilemma, chaos.
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Solon promises
to devalue the coinage:
600 B.C.

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“Grexit”—so ugly!
So Latinate! What’s wrong with
“Hellenexodus”?

 

By A.E. Stallings

published on http://www.partisanmagazine.com/

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One Comment

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