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

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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