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Haiku ~ Hal Sirowitz (1949-)


hovering around
like a bee looking for honey -
her petals closed

a photograph of her
bed - the next best thing
to being there.

She gave instructions
on how I could satisfy her -
back seat driver.

She kept her legs crossed—
the top of the mountain
covered in clouds.

Rubbing her nipples -
Alladin's lamp -
the genie gone for the day.

Lightning bug -
a flashlight
with the batteries included

On Monday, two bugs -
on Friday, ten more -
bad family planning

Lightning -
a child turning
the light on and off

Snow falling -
nature repeating

The wind playing
with my hair -
hoping she'd join in

The path
of the storm not hampered
by speed limits.