Global Haiku • Fall 2013
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Keila Hamed Ramos

Coffee & Apples

Keila Hamed Ramos

This was a big semester of change for me. It was one of the hardest lifetime journeys I have ever been on. This collection is an honest assortment of my path through this year. Some things I am not proud of, but believe that they are all (in some sort of way . . . I hope) helping me grow more honest and real. My haiku are mostly unedtied as I wrote them during moments of heightened emotion and I wish to keep that integrity. I have chosen the title as symbolism for the naked and school is just a bunch of coffee and apples.

upside down mug
bitter coffee
Summer must be over

pinching my skin
but it has to go

I'm scared of disppointing you
it's easier
just to lie

clicking needles
the yarn
pulls at my thoughts

football players
eat apple crisp
I eat the whole pie

freshman year
we start hanging out
the last month of school

© 2013, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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