Porky’s Pulpit: The Art of Hogku

With apologies to the people of Japan, and people anywhere who practice the art of haiku or any other form of poetry, I present to you my first attempts at creating a new art form called hogku.  In case you don’t know, haikus (at least the Americanized version) stick to a basic 5-7-5 syllable structure.  Below are my first hogkus.  Readers, any hogkus or other barbecue-inspired poems to share? 

Hickory smoked smell
Taste of vinegar on tongue
God must be watching

Eastern or Western
Differences disappear
Over a chopped plate

Hush puppies, slaw, bun
Everything looks good, except…
Where is the pig meat?

Pig, your sacrifice
Will be memorialized
By sacred pit smoke

Golden fried cornmeal
Your secret is safe with me
In my stomach now