Kukai 1

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

early morning
why her
silence . . .

images flickering
on the bedroom wall
the day is finally done


cemetery rain
this pain of loss
fresh as new dirt


take the top off
buckle up
for a ride in the Jeep


newborn boy
I think
the socks will be too small

pink hair and heavy eyeliner
full cd changer
road trip

on the river
paddling downstream
rain gently falling


playing tag
in their good clothes
after church


cold dark street
boy running fast
got away

laughing gas
in one hand pliers in another
the door closing

hot summer sun
boys playing in the pond
in their Sunday’s best


wind in my hair
back and forth


Tall Tales
around a campfire's glow
golden marshmallows


chairs on top of the desks
the janitor cleans
the empty classroom


the coin
scratches the card


spinning the ball
watching and waiting
My Cat


father and son
walking along the bank
skip skip splunk


reflections on the lake
walking hand-in-hand
two become one


Safe in the basement
my child says
let’s go home


father and daughter
hand in hand
Prayers in the night


calm lake water
late in the day
not a bite

sitting in the church pew
mind wondering
on what needs done this week

© 2009, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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