Need a distraction from the doom and gloom of our current political landscape? We’ve got just the thing. @grindrhaiku is a new Instagram account dedicated to recording unsatisfying late night encounters with strangers through poetry. Or, as the page describes itself, “hookups in 17 syllables.”
In an interview with Buzzfeed, the author, who prefers to remain anonymous, explains how he came up with the idea: “I realized that often my text messages to friends about Grindr hookups took on the form of poetry. These days it’s important to convey your message in a very descriptive way that is also short and to the point. A haiku.”
The poems range from funny to sad to, yes, even profound. And each one includes a little illustration to go with it.
Read @grindrhaiku‘s work below…