Global Haiku • Spring 2015
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Eli Cook

Running It Down

Eli Cook

The biggest mistake is believing haiku can be written at will, on command. The haiku don't come to you, you have to go to the haiku. Once you find the place you find the haiku, the process is easy. My most frequent place to find haiku was running on my own. My biggest fear is that my best haiku never made it on paper. They are still out there, just waiting to be found.

boomerang never came back
                              a stick

her hand
and mine
Our Father

shit . . .
I gave up swearing
for Lent

debits and credits
school sports friends homework sleep

frsh wtr
trt ssn

deer running
from me running
from me

the first of the year
swallowed bug

© 2015, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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