Kukai 5 - Absorbed & Focused Intently

Roundtable Haiku • Millikin University, Fall 2010

teenagers stumble
out of a car—
the goose got out

Jackson Lewis (8)

facebook—
my whole existence
in binary code

Jade Anderson (6)

baby holds
Daddy's face
with both hands

Aubrie Cox (6)

his beer warms up
as he rereads the note
She left him.

Nora Kocher (8)

in the flower garden—
his daughter only picks
the dandelions

Hollie Logsdon (11)

omelet time
with dad
at last

Jordan Pennington (5)

dusty closet
my mother's scent
lives

Garrett & Tyler (9)

folding laundry
a sock
I don't know

Aubrie Cox (8)

asking for a kiss
her eyes don’t leave the screen
Facebook addiction

dinner
with my family
the email can wait

my eyes scanning the room,
everyone to look at,
casket is all I see.

writer’s block
she eats another piece
of cookie

Susie Wirthlin (5)

in the dark
he whispers for hours
after I’ve left

Kylie Cochran (5)

treading lightly
I sing
to the moon

driving alone
to the clinic—
she’s too young

Hollie Logsdon (10)

fishing on the riverbank
a boy sits
on his schoolbooks

counting strides diligently
en route to and over
her first jump

midday service
we both light a candle
for mother

Susie Wirthlin

full closet
nothing touched
since her departure

Jackson Lewis (4)

insanity (n):
believing this relationship
can change

Jade Anderson (13)

serenely
she perches
chatting with ants

           Christmas
    track             morning,
the                             the
     around         train,
                goes

your words
p
  o
   u
     r
      i
       n
        g
into my soul

Jade Anderson (8)

Christmas evening snow
froze gently
on the manger scene

they grace the dance floor
she
is the only one

talking to me
he doesn’t notice
his ex slink by

Kylie Cochran (6)

twilight kiss
letting the sun set
with my doubts

Susie Wirthlin (8)

Christmas dinner with the future in-laws
he stops again to study
the names written on his hand

Nora Kocher (8)

empty campus sidewalk
the clack clack clack
of suitcase wheels

Aubrie Cox (6)

trophy wife
realizing the fridge
is empty

Susie Wirthlin (5)

baby in arms,
smiling
for mom's affection

fire warm winter evening
no lover to call
her own

first one home
I turn on
all the lights


© 2010, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.