Five Haiku


briny water hands

rise swollen, reach, climb, grasp, fall

ocean hi-fives sand



misty lake doors open—shut

the fish know secrets


thunder booms echo

shock wave mid-air explosions

a planet shudders


grass whipped, bent, straightened 

wind rolls over the meadow

chases unseen foe


one thought pings one strand

all humanity reacts

hu-mind spider web



© Laara C Oakes


Bio: Laara C Oakes writes childrenŐs books, poetry, serious articles, and silly little stories. She has a picture book, accepted by a traditional publisher, due for publication in 2018. Her writing has previously been published in Tampa Bay Wellness Magazine.