Sheltering in place, in haikus

April 22, 2020, 7:38 p.m.

Inspired by a list of shelter-in-place haikus published by The New Yorker, we collected haikus from Stanford students that document — both amusingly and seriously — their experiences in quarantine. Please share one of your own with us here!

Social distancing.
Neighbors have their friends over???
—Julia Gong ’21
Once again, I return to
—Dylan Grosz ’20
 We joke diplomas
Will be sent as PDFs.
I prefer jpeg.
—Eve La Puma ’20
 Quarantine day nine.
I’ve not had sex in three months.
Clearly COVID’s fault.
—Anonymous ’21
 "You shelter in place,"
My grandfather said to me.
"Or I'll kick your ass."
—Joe Dworetzky ’20 
 Oh look, an email.
Thank you Susie, very cool!
Please don’t touch my stuff.

Hold on, just kidding,
I still need my retainer.
It’s in Crothers, Thanks.
—Patrick Monreal ’22 
 Cucumbers in jars.
Decided to make pickles.
Now I wait a week.
—Eliana Fuchs ’23
 Got hit on today.
From less than six feet away.
Not interested.
—Jasmine Kerber ’20
 I learned morse code! dot-
dot-dot / dot-dash / dot-dot-dot-
dash / dot / dash-dash / dot.
—Chase Parker ’23
Page on slug anatomy.
How did I get here?
—Lana Tleimat ‘23 
 I’m falling in love.
Two thousand miles apart.
World ending magic.
—Anonymous ’22

Contact Lana Tleimat at ltleimat ‘at’ and Patrick Monreal at pmonreal ‘at’

Lana Tleimat '23 (... maybe '24) is the Vol. 260 executive editor for digital. She was formerly managing editor of humor. She is from Columbus, Ohio, and isn't really studying anything. Contact her at ltleimat 'at' Monreal '22 is the forefather of the satire section. He still kind of hangs around meetings and pretends to contribute to news. A native of Fresno, California, he is majoring in Earth Systems on the oceans track and minoring in chemistry. Contact him at pmonreal 'at'

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