Global Haiku • Spring 2017
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Summer Fling

Paige Dorsel

Paige Dorsel is a biology major on the Pre Physical Therapy track. She is very involved on campus. She is a member of Pi Beta Phi, in the college buddy mentoring program, and on the cross country, swimming, and track teams. She is also the Vice President of Student Affairs for Student Senate. She enjoys writing about her own experiences and has focused this small novella on love and her summer experiences.




wishing on a star
see you from across the way
wasting time

nose in a book
he passes
a single glance

perfect night
dressed all up
breakfast at midnight

staring blankly
his eyes water

laughter and smiles

up in the lifeguard chair
sunglasses slipping
children splashing

sweaty brow
5,000 steps
the ants go marching . . .

jamming to
with oldies

just a talk
he said
no more talking

rocks poke
at my toes
through flip flops

twisted branches
falling leaves
there he stands

he says goodbye
for the summer
one last kiss

flowers in the field
I picked one to save
for nobody

big heavy boxes
hands slipping
the AC kicks on

doodling in her notes
trying to focus
on anything but him

rose petals fall
   the stem bends
still no calls

© 2017, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.