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Global Haiku • Millikin University • Fall 2021

leftover pizza
for a whole week
still good



you said you liked
my constellation
of moles


one vertebrae
on top of the other


vine we miss you
musical.ly we hate you
tiktok we thank you



blown out speaker cone
i've unplugged you seven times
but still see sparks


morning multivitamin pills
making choices on which to take
Keanu Reeves


plastic Barbie torn 
wig missing hand no accessories 
you’re still mine.



clouds like the Toy Story wallpaper
suddenly aware
how alive I am


never quite knowing
how to react to
the number on the scale


orange slices
without even asking



chipped toe nail polish
summer day
broken in flip flops


looking over my shoulder
i smile
catch up


flat on our backs
gazing at ropes above
as if they were stars



quickly ambling
up a wall
on eight legs


riding on the shoulders
of an old friend
long gone


© 2021, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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