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haiku

Traffic jam

outside the cemetery-

Mother’s day

          *

 

Two Mourning Doves

follow each other in the mud-

Valentine’s Day

*

 

New year’s day-

ice cracks

in the bird bath.

          *

 

The waitress

limps to our table-

all night diner.

*

 

By the water’s edge

with pebbles in my pocket

late August

*

 

Every morning

me with my coffee

you with your tea

             *

 

Afternoon cocktail

sun and shade mix

on the lawn

*

 

 

 

Silversmith come out

this dull July moon

could use your rouge

                  *

 

 

The cardinal waits

for one more seed-

summer downpour

*

 

 

 

The cricket

hides himself

in the sound of grass

               *

 

 

 

Fog-

the backyard

gets smaller

*

 

 

 

Empty robin’s egg

nothing but the blue

intact

                *

 

 

Fallen petals

the names of soldiers

we’ll never know

*

 

In the haiku fields

some sweet and bitter fruit

for hungry ghosts

                *

 

 

Buddhist funeral

my eyes fill

with smoke

*

 

Finding myself

standing taller

seeing the Cardinal

               *

One Comment
  1. barbara permalink
    September 6, 2008 11:11 pm

    Enjoyed your story and haiku.
    Will look for more.

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