Haiku Kukai 2

Global Haiku • Millikin University • January 2020

careful steps
on creaky floors
mom can't know


blizzard . . .
a family sits
sipping warm tea

song bird
the road to hell
for the two of us

flapping wings
cut peacefully
through the canvas


curving road
peas in a pod
lopsided infatuation

heavy ocean waves
by steady strokes

parallel universe
black and white
a rabbit hole


a lonely snowflake
paints the rusted truck
the house is quiet

fluffy ears
waging tail
best friend’s forever

after the argument white petals blow by

burning bloody knees
ignored good sportsmanship
stolen championship


shifting gears
the car sputters . . .
out of gas


music blaring
with muffled swears
he readies himself

humid 98-degree heat
muscles stretching
warrior pose of power

green juice
raw eggs
trying not to vomit


in my bed
a monster
my biggest fear

bike tires screeching
spraying gravel
skinned knees

engine's drone
tubes skip like rocks
over the lake


stormy night
no home to go to
no bed

a velvet dress
a gentle beat
a memorable night

full of unexpected twists
a piece of candy


water splashing
children yell and giggle
life guard whistle

rainy day
the kids play
in the puddles

foggy morning
running to the bus
for school


my life
still someone’s

fresh cut grass
with painted lines
the whistle blows

the sidewalk a glaze
I glide
I no longer stand


in the forest
hurried steps,
a quiet bark

all changes
season to season
it never lasts

© 2020, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.