Haiku to Edit 3

Roundtable Haiku • Fall 2008

five years later
he didn't forget
my eyes were brown

wedding band
turns my finger green—
jaded love

afternoon funeral
for a dead sparrow
whistling eulogies

in the prayer room
i alone
understand my tears





my hot chocolate &
my favorite magazine
my mental health day

stroke of his brush
as the sky turns grey

quiet dinner
he brings out a ring
only gasps





grandma shops
pinching each apple
like grandchildren's cheeks

built for two
for one

lights flicker off:
the cat’s eyes






Chinese Tea Garden
upon request the owner brings me
my own teapot

no longer
staying behind my ears—
new haircut

flying a kite
the small boy
runs with the string



© 2008, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.