8 Jack Kerouac inspired haiku by Jackie Chou

my pretty name
on your lips–
dawn birdsong

my poem on the screen–
a cockroach!

two in the care home
yelling together

the poem’s ending
also its beginning–
enso circle

living the dream–
the suburban house cat

in an attic room–
think outside the box

the bird
who flew in last night 
dead by the coke machine 

a pink tree
that's not sakura–
only pinker 

Bio Note: I write free verses, rhyming poems, and Japanese short form poetry, some of which saw the light of day in journals like Alien Buddha Zine, Spillwords, and Cajun Mutt Press, Fevers of the Mind Press. I am also a Jeopardy fan.

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1


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