“Quite a pair” haiku:

Warren Zevon, Jan. 24, 1947 — Sept. 7, 2003
John Belushi, Jan. 24, 1949 — March 5, 1982

Zevon, Belushi
Does “birth” describe arrival?
More like “eruption”?

Zevon, Belushi
Two volcanoes of talent
Nothing could contain

Zevon, Belushi
Werewolves and Animal House
“Rah-hoooo!” and “Food fight!”

Zevon, Belushi
Shared a birthday, their demons
A death wish, times two

Zevon, Belushi
Too many drinks, hits and smokes
The real blues brothers

Belushi, untamed
Star-crossed and drug-crucified
Dead at 33

Belushi, a waste
When laughter died, tombstone said,
“Rock and roll lives on”

Zevon, redemption
For Mr. Bad Example
Some extra decades

Friends sobered him up
Music saved him till cancer
Ripped his lungs out, Jim

Zevon, Belushi
Left on the wind; let’s keep them
In our hearts awhile

“You can’t win, Amal” haiku

Gangs of roving youth
Terrorize shoppers at Mall
Of America

But what better place
For mega food fight than Mall
Of America?

Pad Thai, burritos
Pasta, meatballs, pot stickers
Cheeseburgers all trashed

Dozens of kids throw
Melting pot of ethnic fare
Cops say for no cause

How about they judged
All that Food Court “food” guilty
Of fraud, price gouging?

In touch with inner
John Belushi, meted out
Justice with chaos

Juvy detention
Or coronary arrest?
Not a tasty choice