A few days ago, for some odd reason, I was thinking of writing haikus about the recession. I got busy and didn't do it. Then today, I see that Planet Money is inviting recession haikus, so I was re-inspired. And you're welcome to join the economic blog haiku party.

Haiku, remember, is 17 syllables in three lines. Five the first line, seven the second and five again in the third. Here are some of mine:

Breakfast burritos

They sound good, don't they, my sweet?

Check the couch for change

Dyslexic haiku

Poor I'm now, rich once was I

Recession stupid

Park the RV, dear

Retirement impossible

Will bag food with cane

Stimulate me, please

Oh, get out of the gutter

I just want a job

Have at it...