Half-a-Dozen Haiku


    Bamboo

    Finding a path
    through the bamboo thicket.
    Rousing sparrows.

    Wave

    Seismic subduction
    bears one great wave—collapsing.
    Reason, unreason.
    Detroit

    Feral dogs skulk
    along highway embankments.
    Commuters collide.
    Peach

    Standing over
    the kitchen sink.
    A ripe peach.
    Absence

    Curling petals,
    hands empty and aching.
    No nectar, no bees.
    Three Old Men

    Three old men fighting,
    drunk, stumbling under streetlights.
    Running from the moon.