Global Haiku • Spring 2014
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Jeremy Maxwell

Haikuna Matata

Jeremy Maxwell

Poet’s Preface

The name of this collection is Haikuna Matata for one reason. I enjoy a light and carefree approach to writing, and art in general. I view haiku as a form of entertainment, rather than a deep form of self-reflection. While some of my work has a serious tone, I always attempt to keep at least a bit of playfulness.

Reader’s Introduction

This collection reads as small, yet extraordinary glimpses into a powerful imagination. Several entries evoke the exhilarating feeling of a human commonality; while many more that leave the readers mind to explore the possibilities of context. One of my favorites capture the perils of winter for the noble pedestrian. Another explains the simplistic cure to the frustration of daily life. Reading through this collection brings about a certain feeling, not unlike nostalgia. As if there is something in each work that reminds you of yourself.
~ Clayton Jannusch

contrails across the sky
the last robot;

complete darkness
on top of the mountain

one arm outstretched
leaping shot
sent back

young man
finding motivation:
yoga class

small laboratory

one robot
whoopee cushions

around a table
best friends speak
a foreign language

friendship bracelet
leaves a tan line

lone astronaut
slowly drifts

© 2014, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.