Haiku to Edit 1

PACE Global Haiku • Millikin University • Attempts 1, September 2009

basset hound howls
at 3 am next to
the empty water bowl.




church gravestone
blue warm sky
no time for grief




Two sisters
Large metal basin
Taking bath



sitting on the deck at dusk
telescope      fresh from box
a boy spies the tree line




The wind
shakes the dew from the trees
morning spent in the woods




face tattoos and high fives
Webber’s smoke
ILL . . . INI



looking down at the people
over the edge of the rail
on the coaster




little boy smiles
jack o’lantern on porch
both are missing teeth


waves crash
we walk barefoot
minds clear




kids on a bank
poles baiting the fish



Bags packed….car packed
long trip
now what?…heal




old friends gather
beers clink
to meet up more often




© 2009, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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