Haiku Kukai 4

Zen & Haiku • Millikin University • March 2017


ground squirrel
balancing his nut
on the garden fence



she blows
the dust
off the catechism


King, Queen, and Jacks
line the dark walnut top
Saturday night fun

cat food first
dog food second
tall green grass . . . burb


his grandmother's ring
haunts his
nightstand drawer

graffiti lines the wall
where I once
skipped rope



water resting
of grass


down the river
the bobber
goes under



6 minutes pass
she gets up
from her final

bedtime story
I comfort her until
her eyes close


waves crashing
to shore
one lonely sandcastle



they lay their foundation
one jagged brick
at a time


strong hot coffee
cold wet seat


Grandmother's favorite
baking dish
isn't the same



soft bed
in a shaded area
her life is good


his breath slowly fades
into the midnight


my body
walking in beauty

colorful eggs
litter the yard
not a rabbit in site



© 2017, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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