Bill Waters ~~ Haiku

Haiku + Tanka, Haibun, Rengay, Shahai, & More

Three cherita

don’t be mad!

a tentative smile
a shy glance

a tiny golden weed-flower
you offer
between finger and thumb

 

I was just a kid

I knew a lot less
than I thought I did

about life, and I spurned
love that did not suit me
to my later regret

 

in the deep of the night

I hear a cat
playing in the hall —

pouncing, pouncing,
and then bouncing down the stairs
a plastic ball


Published in Atlas Poetica (Issue 27), 3/29/17.

Republished in Miriam’s Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond (https://miriamswell.wordpress.com/2017/04/05/poetry-month-5-cherita-by-bill-waters/) for National Poetry Month, 4/5/17

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3 thoughts on “Three cherita

  1. Gary Waters on said:

    We both love your cheritas!
    They’re like a tasty snack. . . we can’t get enough of them.

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  2. I’m very happy I found your work, Mr Waters. Each poem better than the other.

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