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Thursday, June 16, 2016

City of Water, Haiku (Collected for Poets n' Pints)

1. (City of Water)
City boys running
Hard streets are streams of concrete
Hot tar, cool water 

4. The Chain of Lakes
Cedar, Kenilworth
Isles, Calhoun, Harriet; flow
The path of glaciers

6. School – Part One
School, turned inside out
Piles of brick, dust…flowers plucked
Fish out of water

14. Lake Street
The strip, straight and wide
Pool hall hustlers, dealers, vice
Twenty-one bus ride

16. The Tracks
Trains run…kids balance
Skip along the iron rails
Arms outstretched like wings

18. Uptown
The lighted marquee
Under, the flashing tower
Smoke, drink, and laughter

21. Forests
Deer roam the city
Quiet hooves on hidden paths
Where there is no hunt


I read this Selection of Haiku from my Collection, at the June gathering of Poets n’ Pints, June 15th, 2016