I have decided to continue writing frequent haiku and also tanka this year. New efforts will pay more respect to the traditions of these forms while loosening the syllabic counts. These efforts will be posted on Twitter (@melvin9401) throughout the year, and if we're all here next year there will be a new page added to The Cage that shows the results. Thanks to the Twitter waka and micropoetry communities for the education and support they provide. Especially appreciated is the dialogue there between @kujakupoet and @_WakaKing_.