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Rantz enters Washington State Ferries haiku contest; will certainly fail

Washington State Ferries is near the end of a haiku contest. Jason Rantz entered multiple times. (WSF)

Washington State Ferries is near the end of a haiku contest and I couldn’t help but enter — many, many, many times.

The rules were rather simple. Use the traditional 5-7-5 syllable formula for a haiku, inspired by the ferry service. The winning haiku lands on the front page of their Summer 2018 guide. I couldn’t pass up on that potential ego booster and free radio publicity (tune into my morning show, weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. on 770 AM KTTH and 94.5 FM in the greater Eastside).

As of March 7, only 120 entries were submitted. Consequently, I offered a number of haikus to increase my chances of winning the contest, which will be judged by Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna.

Below are my haikus. Please tell me which one you like one most with a comment below.

Jacob’s haiku:

Morning ferry ride.
Hello water, hello sky.
I threw up breakfast.

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