The Lifespan of a Haiku

The Lifespan of a Haiku

irresistibly forming

formally finished

this haiku begins

ends

Long-Lost Books

long-lost books

on shelves of

friends,

long-forgotten


Haiku

What is the lifespan of a haiku?

Cloudburst

furious windshield wipers

ditto rain

no. worse:

can’t see a thing

dammit

Nose Haiku

 picking my nose,

hoping nobody notices

how much I like it.

Broken Toy

broken toy I can’t fix

we are poor

my son sobbing can’t sleep

the lifespan of a haiku has already come to an end