Global Haiku Tradition • Tan-Renga

July 2021


green light 
no hesitation

I turn my
sweaty pillow

Drew DeLor
& Brandon Lockhart


pale, paper thin skin
vibrating hands
eyes like a child's

exploding cheers ensue
at the finish line

Crystal Claros
& Brandon Lockhart


ballet fingers

this dance we do
deserves an audience

Brandon Lockhart
& Crystal Claros


heavy metal

I tear apart my body
just to feel something

Brandon Lockhart
& Crystal Claros


his singing echoes—
my kitchen
is his stage

face flushed
I join in on the chorus

Crystal Claros


jackets and scarves
hot cocoa
parade passes by

store owner hollers,
buy one get one free!

Brandon Lockhart




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