Global Haiku • Fall 2014
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Soul Food

Deja Finley

Deja Finley is a senior at Millikin University. The inspiration for her haiku come from everyday life. She loves history and she loves to love. Many of her haiku talk about history and lost love. Her favorite authors are Sonia Sanchez and Toni Morrison.



her anger
boiling over
spaghetti noodles

it's funny, ((touch)) screens
make us lose ((touch))
with life

it really touches me
when he touches me
without touching me

college bank account
can't even pay
. . . attention

they tried to bury me
guess they didn't know
I was a seed

staring in his eyes
standing so close . . .
his inhale felt on my lip

brown on campus
buildings, boots, peacoats,
and frosted leaves

slaves save haven
solely engulfed
in her mother's womb

hot sun
ripped flesh
all over eye contact


© 2014, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.