Haiku 792, 793, 794

From the collection The Immediate and No Sooner, published in 2021.

vacant apartment
upstairs windows dark at night
ads jam the mailbox

in a red sheath dress
way too sophisticated
for my cautious self

not one syllable
but whole sentences spoken
in your pale blue eyes

9 thoughts on “Haiku 792, 793, 794

  1. These are all very successful in communicating an emotion or feeling. I have been thinking a lot lately about the subject of your third haiku. Given that the lower half of our faces is usually concealed behind a mask, I have been discovering that I can have non-verbal exchanges with people just using my eyes and eyebrows.

    • Yes, that is interesting to think about, isn’t it? I find I pay much more attention to people’s eyes now too, rather than looking at their whole face (since half of it being covered, it is of no help in expressions) as I used to. I find it hard to look at peoples’ eyes, though, I feel it is too personal, so I have had to change my ways some, since the pandemic.

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