Mu

My mind’s blank again;

the mirror reflects the room:

Another Haiku!

(October 30, 2019)

Repetition

I am tired today,

as I am most days these days.

I’m caught in a loop.

(October 29, 2019)

Romantic Clap-Trap

The bees are dying—

Beauty and Truth of Nature?

Who can save us now?

(October 25, 2019)

Inattentive

Chopping bell peppers,

I slice my left thumb deeply;

blood splats on the floor.

(October 20, 2019)

One Shot

Bourbon’s no answer,

yet, our day begs the question—

Where else could I be?

(October 18, 2019)

inclement

My classroom is hot;

my students droop on their desks

like fruit left to rot.


(October 16, 2019)

Agency

I put on my socks.

The sun slides across the sky.

I take off my socks.


(October 15, 2019)

Reprieve

Wind tosses the leaves

ecstatically to the air–

Summer is broken!

(October 12, 2019)

Garden

All day my eyes ache

from reading student essays:

Flowers grow so slow.

(October 11, 2019)