The essence of haiku is "cutting" (kiru). This is often represented by the juxtaposition of two images or ideas and a kireji ("cutting word") between them, a kind of verbal punctuation mark which signals the moment of separation and colours the manner in which the juxtaposed elements are related.
I like the "underground shuttle to Los Alamos." Reads like a punch line, somehow. (Not dissing Los Alamos; I've never been there and know nothing about the place. And I'm sure there's a reason why it has to be that city. It's just somehow... oddly specific in this context, or something).
If you want drama to stop following you everywhere, try letting go of the leash.
abstruse (adj.) 1590s, from M.Fr. abstrus (16c.) or directly from L. abstrusus, pp. of abstrudere "conceal," lit. "to thrust away," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + trudere "to thrust, push" (see extrusion). Related: Abstrusely; abstruseness.