Global Haiku • Fall 2013
Dr. Randy Brooks

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A Fleeting Breath

Sarah Mann

Haiku is an observation of the simple moments of life. My approach to inspiration is a combination of reminiscing on previous experiences in my life, ovserving others and relationships and events that occur around me. I hope that my readers gain perspectives as well as insight while exploring this collection.

returning home—
my little brother suddenly
not so little anymore

fanning the fire alarm
to make it shut up—
dinner's ready

Saturday morning—
we skip the gym
and eat cake

she decides to be free
as that ring sinks
to the very, very bottom

grains of desert sand—
hearing his voice
through the letter


three generations of men
at passed gas

cute lifeguard's glance
elaborate flip
swim trunks billow to the surface

little one
hugs my knees tighter—
camp's end

© 2013, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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