Global Haiku • Fall 2014
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Alec Campbell

Black Canvas

Wishing Well

Alec Campbell



bronchioles strain
should have been
born a fish

leaves uncurl
revealing corn and meat
tamale night

eyes that shine like justice
her voice is dark
like tinted glass

left unlocked
clean white sheet
around her neck

icy cold feeling
taking the plunge
into social situations

wishing well
trying to stop
remembering her

at least rainclouds
never told me
I'm not good enough

in the tall grass
I make new friends

stuck in the mud
finding religion
there is no try

wrought iron
my father's
gruff embrace

pit bull with one eye
we teach oursevles
how not to love

last stretch
truest of friends
I'll carry you if I have to

memories of a lost brother
I solemnly swear that I'm
up to no good

skin on skin
the stars shine brighter
with every kiss

fumbling with
backwards buttons
they undress each other

deleting Facebook friends
draining the water
from macaroni

© 2014, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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