Suburban Haiku

My understanding is that Haiku is less about the famous syllable scheme, more about the effect of “cutting” between aspects of a scene. Nature in cities provides many haikuable moments, but most of them are… not so elegant.

Concrete-sided stream
Bears beer-cans and crisp packets-
Waterlilies, too.

Whirring office fan
Breeze rustling the dark leaves
Of a chili plant.

Feathered family
Nestled within a shop sign-
Cradle, and grave too.

A nest of spiders-
Mother defys the duster
That sweeps away all.

Business-park road verge
Lawnmower-striped two-tone green-
Rabbit nibbling.


©Copyright David Breslin 2016

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