EN340 / IN350 Global Haiku Tradition
Dr. Randy Brooks
Spring 2002
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From the Inside, Out


Krista Duffett


grandmother's soft fingers
along my back
asleep in no time

his thunder
confines me
to his black cloud

looking into
Dad’s spectacled green eyes
I see myself



new boyfriend
older brother
greets the door first

spring rain gently falls
anticipation of what may come
first love blooms



freckle on his lip
one crooked tooth
his smile feels perfect

hot sugar milk
warming up
all of my insides


©2002 Randy Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois || all rights reserved for original authors