Global Haiku Tradition • Tan-Renga 2019


deep lake
painted red with sunrise
coffee’s warmth

trickles down
my throat

Emily Boes & Alysa Doneske


he speaks
my mind goes blank
while I apologize

for something
I never did

Emily Boes & Alysa Doneske


front door steps
nervously waiting upon . . .
what I’ve been waiting for

the letter that says
Welcome!

Alysa Doneske & Raisa Zamacona


the sound of the bass fills
my ears . . .
makes me feel alive

spectators bump
and rave to the tunes

Geoffrey Diver


work all day long
checks bank account
$3.67

afford a snickers
or maybe a twix

Raisa Zamacona & Geoffrey Diver


a reflection
staring back at me
wondering why

she looks nothing like me
an imposter

Alysa Doneske &Geoffrey Diver


he throws back another
one too many
liquid courage

he approaches the girl
you’re in my english class, right?

Raisa Zamacona & friend


restless night
stomach knots
I’m on another planet

I wish tomorrow
would be over already

Raisa Zamacona & friend


house at the beach
birds sing songs
to the sound of the waves

blissfully ignorant
to the taste of salt

Raisa Zamacona & Emily Boes


staring at a blank screen
pretending to walk and talk
. . . a women ventures home

the empty sidewalk
concealed figures

Geoffrey Diver & Emily Boes

 


my friend
in the passenger seat
bet you can’t get over 90

flashing lights
bring us to a stop

Geoffrey Diver & Emily Boes


eye of the tiger
blasting headphones
motivation to move faster

shoulder to shoulder
with a stranger

Geoffrey Diver & Emily Boes

the crack in the cave
projects moonlight
on your face

our goodbyes
fill the empty space

Geoffrey Diver & Emily Boes

throwing her necklace into the casket

no one is watching
room is silent

Emily Boes & Raisa Zamacona


© 2019, Randy Brooks • Millikin University • All rights returned to authors upon publication.