Global Haiku • Fall 2014
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Rebecca Coulter

The Most Wonderful Time
of the Year

My So-Called Life

Rebecca Coulter

Collection Introduction

I would first love to thank you so much for taking the time to read this. It means a lot to me that someone would be interested in indulging themselves in a snippet of my life. That is why I called my collection "My So-Called Life." My haikus never really have a theme, but it is clear that they are very true and describe only reality. I speak from my heart and the experiences I have lived through. With me and my work, there is no hiding.

Reader's Introduction

What I love about Rebecca's haiku are how incredibly down to earth and simple they are. They draw you in because you can easily relate to them, as well as they are just such a cool insight into her world. These haiku are not trying to pretend to be something they are not. They are what they are: intriguing, relatable, and heart warming.

~Olivia Cuff

Short Bio

Rebecca Coutcher is a sophomore communication major with a music minor. She is very outgoing, super talkative, and loves sparkly things. When Rebecca sits down to write a haiku, her mind goes wild. That is very evident in her work. Her haikus describe anything from college to love. It depends on her mood and what is going on in her life at the moment. So, grab a kitten, and enjoy as Rebecca reads her favorites.

sun peeks out
from the storm clouds
i don't hate you anymore

no time for exercise
the chocolate
screams for me

he kissed me
I was in heaven
then I woke up

mother and daughter
connected by heart
now permanent ink

throwing my cares out
for three minutes
song on the radio


the inside jokes
weekend sleepovers
no one has what we do

faces walking down
crowded sidewalks
each one with a story

three days pass
still no word is spoken
silent raindrops

screeching meows
from the next room
it is 3 A. M.

“What’s Up Lonely” by Kelly Clarkson

guy after worthless guy,
heartache after heartache,
unwanted pile of winter slush

”A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson

cold winter mist
the first snowflake falls
he reaches for her hand

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