Haiku Attempts 3

PACE Global Haiku • Millikin University • Attempts 3, September 2010

many late nights
the beat up car
has helped me home

Grandma's wedding dress
passed down each generation
still beautiful!

black satin slippers
tucked deep in the closet
waiting to be worn


mom's wedding band
always on her finger
now mine

Doing homework for hours
with earbuds in my ears
nothing’s playing

it has silenced many
with aching legs
rocking chair


looking at pictures
of my friend and I…
my whip cream curdles

broken handle
that wobbles when used
grandpa’s hammer

white gown
hanging in the closet
awaiting another day


cleaning out the
2-day old chili

on the front page
a mangled car
stranger's safe arms

porcelain doll
missing her right hand
last gift from grandpa


© 2010, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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