EN170 Haiku Writing Roundtable
Dr. Randy Brooks
Millikin University • Fall 2004
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Second Glance: haiku

Alicia M. Scott

When I first started this class last year, I was determined to drop it. However, I decided to give it a second glance and now I'm glad I did.

a building
with its own memories
now an empty shell

home again
just for a visit

music playing
it’s only me
and the dance

a flag slowly lowers
silence broken
by those few sad notes

beneath the stars
a girl dreams

dreams shattered
one last look . . .
before I turn out the lights

surrounded by family
but alone
forever and always

©2004 Randy Brooks, Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois || all rights reserved for original authors