Selected Haiku

Erin Osmus

Global Haiku Tradition
Millikin University, Fall 2000

Erin Osmus


black keys on white
my fingers fumble
to capture a memory

blankets overhead
              i am the queen
              this is my fortress

he offers his hand
her heart skips a beat



another table for one
with your flatware
staring back at me

the candle flickers
we huddle closer
to steady its flame



cider warming my hands
         still too hot
                  for my lips

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