Okay, who’s counting—I know it’s April 4. The haiku writers got an extension because of the weekend start for National Poetry Month. But here we are. Gentle-people and not so much-ers, start your compositional engines. Send traditional (5-7-5) Japanese-style haiku or looser Western haiku that say a lot in three lines in the vein of Jean Louis Kerouac, late of Lowell, to your haiku editor here at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post one or two daily as the supply lasts. We may throw in a few ringers from the canon on a slow day, but this is really about our readers being the writers. Anyone can write a haiku. Very democratic form. Even our colleagues from across the aisle can write, revise, and not extend but compress their remarks.