Posts in category "CTA haikus"

CTA in haiku: How motormen are just like parents

Here’s another in an occasional series of haikus capturing the CTA experiences of Jen Masengarb. Read all her work on Tumblr. eavesdropping on train drivers bemoan riders like parents gripe of kids Chicago haiku no. 78 | July 2011

Pregnant? Old? Stay in seat? Awwww, I dunno

Here’s another in a series of CTA haikus by Jen Masengarb. I can’t tell you how many times I asked myself this question. And stayed in my seat. give up seat on train? is she pregnant, is he old? don’t want to be wrong Chicago haiku no. 35 | December 2010 Now I’m embarrassed for... Read more »

Empty seat + crowded train = good reason

Here’s another in a series of CTA haikus by Jen Masengarb. crowded evening trainempty seat while riders standalways good reason Chicago haiku no. 66 | May 2011 *************************Follow CTA Tattler at my new Twitter page. Post your Crazy Commuting Story on the CTA Tattler Facebook wall. And like me!
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CTA in haiku: The misplaced elbow caresses an ear

Here’s another in a series of CTA haikus by Jen Masengarb. This time Jen captures in 17 syllables the moment we rail riders we have all experienced. crowded morning trainSir, your elbow’s in my facehang on, play Twister Chicago haiku no. 15 | May 2010 *************************Follow CTA Tattler at my new Twitter page. Post your... Read more »

The CTA voyeur just sees second-floor blur

Here’s another in our series of CTA haikus by Jen Masengarb. evening train is blurthousand kitchen windows glowglimpse of your home life Chicago haiku no. 67 | May 2011

CTA in haiku: When a smile is just a slight flirt, nothing more

Another in a series of CTA haikus by Jen Masengarb.   you gave up your seatbut my smile just meant ‘hi’now I’m embarrassed Chicago haiku no. 64 | April 2011 ************************Follow CTA Tattler at my Twitter page. Post your Crazy Commuting Story on the CTA Tattler Facebook wall.
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CTA in haiku: The CTA commuter couple soap opera

CTA in haiku: The CTA commuter couple soap opera
Another in a series of CTA haikus by Jen Masengarb.   commuter couplemost mornings they laugh, todayhe won’t look at her Chicago haiku no. 57 | March 2011 Do you routinely see couples on the CTA? How do they act? Here’s a generalization – I have found that gay couples are more loving to each... Read more »

CTA in haiku: Heat lamp snuffed - spring harbinger or tease?

Another in a series of CTA haikus by Jen Masengarb platform heat lamp cut CTA says winter’s done now we start hatching Chicago haiku no. 60 | April 2011 Photo by Jen Masengarb *************************Follow CTA Tattler at my new Twitter page. Post your Crazy Commuting Story on the CTA Tattler Facebook wall.

CTA haikus: Toward becoming unglued to our iPhones

Here’s another in our series of CTA haikus by Jen Masengarb. glued to your iPhonehow can I smile at youif you won’t look up Chicago haiku no. 32 | November 2010 I’ve written before about how people need to pay more attention to their surroundings to avoid becoming victims. Someone became a victim this week... Read more »
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CTA in haiku: Crowded brush with hottie

Here’s another in an occasional series of haikus capturing the CTA experiences of Jen Masengarb. Read all her work on Tumblr. good God, you are hotonly on train this crowdedwould we stand this close Chicago haiku no. 46 | February 2011