FIFTEEN HAIKU

 

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breeze whispers over

disheveled pile of clothing

lovers sleep close by

 

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first snow

autumn mind leaps

into drifts

 

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finches tweet on wires

across a metal-filled gulch

soon, ivory covers

 

* * *

 

kiss my neck

run your fingers through my hair

make me beautiful

 

* * *

 

touch my chest

your fingers entangled

in my pulse

 

* * *

 

we have banana

peppers but not banana

plantains: a mantra

 

* * *

 

april sunset

redgold hair with flowers weaved

summer approaches

 

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christmas reave

bloody walls splotched

                                            my dream

coalesces

                   green

 

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last tangled leaves

fall     barbecue begins 

 

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August mist obscures

far off hills

                        sweat on my lips

from your belly

 

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the vinegar scent

sings the body electric

fridge on the fritz again

 

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sap drips

from cutoff branches

dawnrazor

 

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leaf drifts

in wind, snatched in midflight

by sparrow

 

* * *

 

autumn caresses

my face, falls from clouds

splashes late rose.

 

* * *

 

hawk descends

rodential dinner hot

in twilight

 

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Robert Beveridge

 

Bio:  Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in Blood and Thunder, Feral, and Grand Little Things, among others.

 

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