Six Haiku

Glenn Ingersoll

potted cactuses 
on the windowsill

out of the rain

             *


on either side 
a cat has trapped me 
 
in his purr

             *


hours later 
as a burp  
 
I still like lunch

             *


the pile of whites 
returned to the pile of colors 
 
rainy day

             *


my toe raises  
the yellow sorrell flower 
 
so I can see its face

             *


the big yellow spider 
crawling across my ankle 
 
is off for other places  



 

Glenn Ingersoll works at the Berkeley Public Library's Claremont Branch where he hosts a monthly Poetry Circle and the thrice-yearly Clearly Meant reading and interview series. His haiku has appeared in tiny words, haikuniverse, mayfly, and brass bell.

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