Global Haiku • Spring 2013
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Kelsey Meredith


Kelsey Meredith

This haiku collection is entitled "Footprints" because it embodies where I've been. These haiku represent the steps that I have taken and the people who have walked into my life and left footprints on my heart. They represent my journey, a journey that I believe many people can relate to. So, sit back, relax, and take a walk through my life while reading "Footprints".

warm shower
turns icy
mom’s doing dishes

early morning
her shower song
wakes me

elementary school
I made fun of his ears—
he liked me anyway


talking about my sins . . .
hey I’m only here
for the free donuts

words ring in my head
the silent screaming of things
I will never say

you just keep
showing back up in my life;
spring showers

he said my eyes
had a sort of sparkle to ‘em;
yeah yeah sure sure

you had me
the moment you asked
“Hey do you want Taco bell?”

where the path ends
our footprints

in the coffee shop
where we met . . .
a cute new waiter

reaching for my brother’s hand
as mom explains

© 2013, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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