Haiku 852-854

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

Haiku 852

a hot afternoon
tucked back here in chartreuse shade
with a buzzing fly

Haiku 853

if you let them choose
every one of them will take
the other sidewalk

Haiku 854

the nurse in blue scrubs
gulps her stand-a-spoon coffee
in the parking lot

4 thoughts on “Haiku 852-854

  1. The last poem is a very well-observed character study. Although I don’t drink coffee, I absolutely understand that desperate attempt to push through debilitating exhaustion. The first poem really captures one of those sounds of summer.

    • I don’t drink coffee either, but I see many people who really rely on it. I did see this person as described in the poem and I could feel her sigh of ahhhh as she drank.

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