ONE NIGHT HAIKU 

the night moves
in your eyes, hips,
whisper
 
 
under the night tree
holding each other
talking
 
 
fishing all night
tugging at my line
in your bikini
 
 
midnight stripping
in the heat to cool
quick teases
 
 
stuck in river mud
your silhouette ankle-deep
voluptuous nude
 
 
touching you
I've touched every woman's
beauty
 
 
swimming
in the river's dream
current
 
 
star gazing
down the long river
back-floating
 
 
your last letter
I read in the woods
needing the distance
 
 
the moon beats
an ancient pulse
for the left behind
 
 
© Stephen Jarrell Williams 
 
Stephen Jarrell Williams loves to write, listen to his music, and dance late into the night.  He was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  His parents are native Texans.  He has lived most of his life in California.  His poetry has appeared in Anthology, Avocet, Blue Collar Review, The Broome Review, Byline Magazine, Chronogram Magazine, Eskimo Pie, Fissure Magazine, Freefall, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Hawaii Review, HUNGUR, Liquid Imagination, Nerve Cowboy, Mirror Dance, POEM, Poesia, Posey, Purpose, REAL, Tales from the Moonlit Path, and others.