Kukai 2

PACE Global Haiku • Millikin University • Kukai 2, September 2010

wind in my hair
sand between my toes
the sun blazing down

watching the news
the white sheet is spread
over her brother

gentle rain
hides the tears
on my face

waiting to
take a dive
basking in the sun

summer cookout
laughing with family and friends—

the surgeon's hands tremble
delivering the baby

our yard
a carrot nosed snowman
entertains children

distributing Valentines
the boy picks out his favorite
for the girl sitting in the corner

always so close
a little boy's dream
grand slam at 31

everytime the door opens
my concentration breaks
wishing he’d walk in

sunset on the beach
you touch my hand
my heart melts

sun beating down
bouncing over the waves
beer smoothly flowing

bright yellow slides
lots of swings
children laughing

pumpkin seed
pumpkin blossom
a very full belly

passing the puddle
can’t help but
to jump in

trees are bowing down
underneath the green sky
my lights go out

moon shining on the water
carp feeding
a night on the boat

blossoming flowers
hanging from the porch
children laugh in the distance

blistering cold
shoveling snow
to park the car

grandma's hands
now lay cold
across her chest

slow moving tractor
rocky road

around the campfire
cuddling to stay warm
he leans in for a kiss

on the porch
drinking cold lemonade
fresh cut watermelon

early morning phone call
my daughter cheers
. . . snow day!

arctic chill
the car stalls
on the expressway



© 2010, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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