Eleven Haiku

Glenn Ingersoll

*
above city lights
the moon! four planets!
no stars 

                 *
explaining rules
then making exceptions
the wind moves more leaves

                 *
a dish so small 
I taste even the last lick 
of the ice cream

                 *
bowl of soup
through an old windowpane
everything wavery

                 *
moon
over the barbecue joint
tummy almost full

                 *
from home
the news full of smoke
another slow breath

                 *
from every last palm frond's tip a drip a drip a drip

                 *
all that's left
the ice 
still sweet

                 *
when I slow down
the crow slows down too

                 *
steam wiped from mirror
how much better do I look

                 *
the boom of fireworks
the cat stops licking his leg
a moment
                


Glenn Ingersoll works for the public library in Berkeley, California where he hosts Clearly Meant, a reading & interview series. He has two chapbooks, City Walks (broken boulder) and Fact (Avantacular). A multi-volume prose work, Thousand (MCTPub) is now available from Amazon.com; e-book at Smashwords. He keeps two blogs, LoveSettlement and Dare I Read. Recent work has appeared in Curly Mind, Crack the Spine, and Cleaver


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