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Global Haiku • Millikin University • Fall 2023

warm apple cider
my smile widens
family time at the orchard




going to the bonfire
talking too much
going to sleep instead

researching ways
to get the smoke scent out of hair
autumn bonfire

innocence jumping in leaf piles
take a photo of this moment
keep it in my pocket




I turn my head
and see you 
influx of happiness 

something you 
can’t live without —life line

my summer sun
shining for me
on the cloudiest days




a gaggle of witches
cackling as they ride next-door
broom-handle candy bags

apples grown
let's enjoy
while we can

store bought apples
will never beat
the orchard's honeycrisp




open dresser drawer
a swarm of colors and shapes
what silly socks should i wear today?

family and children 
just a small ride
picking apples and pumpkins

my age turns with a leaf
another birthday




snag in your sweater 
patch the hole

wind blowing
nose red
jacket at home

light up ghost 
in the front yard 
Happy Fall!



cable-knit sleeves
coffee addiction
romanticize October burn out

a red letter day
the words she left
on the title page

© 2023, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
All rights returned to authors upon publication.