Haiku Kukai 4 - Final Kukai favorites

Global Haiku • Millikin University • June 2019

summer breeze
a rope swing
rocking itself

Emily Boes

shallow puddles
a child stomps
creating waves

Emily Boes

expired milk
a heavy splat
down the drain

I dive into second
safe with
a dirt pile in my pants

Alysa Doneske

the stoke
of the bat
see ya' ball

Alysa Doneske

good game
sniffle
good game

Alysa Doneske

a desk calendar
with important dates
long since forgotten

        one step

spets owt

Emily Boes

pictures painted
with printer ink
warm paper

naptime with my puppy
we share stories
about daycare and treats

we don't need chocolate
or a man
eyelash curlers

Raisa Zamacona

popcorn and pj’s
we battle to see
who can burp louder

Raisa Zamacona

airline commercial
an aria
about murder

Emily Boes

empty auditoriuim
the pianist plays
a waltz

dark forest
the wind
speaks words of love

Emily Boes

bridge over troubled water
their song
at her memorial

Randy Brooks

muddy sandals
watermelon split open
with friends

Randy Brooks

salty popcorn
zero to zero
in the ninth inning

Randy Brooks

dark room
squeaky sound
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

daddy’s shoulders
he says i’m the tallest
girl in the world

Raisa Zamacona

wind blows
after killing . . .
that 3-hour run

Raisa Zamacona

she danced for the talent
show
everyone laughed

Geoffrey Diver

friends eat together outside
for me
my car . . . alone

the orphaned child
awaits a return
never to come

Geoffrey Diver

bullets wiz past
students
the only ones to learn

Geoffrey Diver

her face covered
in tattoos
her head in the clouds

Geoffrey Diver

glow from the moon
shines on
a path of self love

one hand above
one hand below
playing a Bach toccata

full moon
candlelight
illuminates ashen skin

Emily Boes

ducks speak
across the pond
an English horn

a long way from Oz
Wicked Witch
of the West Coast

Geoffrey Diver

crying turns into
showers
the sunflower blooms

Geoffrey Diver

her husband's affair
had no affect
glossy red lips

Geoffrey Diver

Dvorak
a rest broken
by a cough

silence
the low rumble
of cellos

Emily Boes

the couple held hands
they could
never let go

© 2019, Randy Brooks • Millikin University
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