Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Hotel haiku

checking in
that hotel smell
greets me
****

first one way
then another
the plastic key
****

hotel room
unpacking
memories
****

always
one light
stays on
****

all packed
but
one last look
my son
now opening jam jars
for me

Published (2019) in Failed Haiku Volume 4, Issue 41 p. 118

Living Senryu Anthology
footsteps
following me home
in the snow

Accepted (2020) Asahi Haikuist
dying
his last cup of tea
growing cold
the roller blind
revealing
the red back

Accepted by Echidna Tracks III 20 July 2019I 

Thursday, 21 March 2019

city walls
against the rain

no defence

Added to: Australian Haiku Society Autumn Equinox Haiku String 2019 (theme: City Life)

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Thursday, 7 March 2019

at last
the ink
is running out

at the gatepost
an old lady
watching...
****

the old lady
watching
her son grows smaller
****

watching
the old lady
as her son gets smaller
****

watching
the old lady
watching her son go
global warming
the ducks
arrive early
You’ve Been Framed
laughing...
but why?
everywhere at once
a woodpecker
or is it two?

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

glancing up a blue tit gone