Take the haiku road. (Photo by Alan Levine.)

We asked for your best Earth Day haikus, and you rhymed beyond reason. Now it’s time to see democracy in action: Help us pick Grist’s official haiku in time for Earth Day! Drumroll, please:

1.

OK … we are screwed
we just don’t know how bad yet
mmmm organic beer

2.

Don’t have a cow, man
To carniv-err is human
To forgive, bovine

3.

“Some say the world will
End in fire. Some say in ice.”
Whoops! We answered Frost.

4.

Climate change meant nil
til they told me my pancakes
must go syrupless.

5.

It has come to this:
We knit sweaters for penguins
And sloths need jammies

6.

We’ve made a mess, no?
Somewhere, some god is typing:
“LMFAO.”

7.

Climate change — who cares?
Oh, chocolate under threat?
OK, now I care.

8.

You think climate change
means hotties in less clothing?
Harsh winters kill dreams.

9.

The planet is screwed
So are all of us on it.
Cheap yuks keep us sane.

[Editor’s note: We’re keeping these anonymous till we have a winner.]