Eight Haiku

 

homeless man

wiping his brow 

with more dirt

 

 

city breakfast trucks--

shabby children search

     pockets filled with holes

 

 

tenement homes 

forgotten ivy 

   covers violation signs

 

 

homeless man-

stoplights at this corner

donŐt work either

 

 

grandmotherŐs eyes--

the aroma

of baked bread

 

 

white rabbit:

changing the shadow

of giant evergreens

 

 

at the shelter

someone in borrowed clothes

  whispers gratitude

 

 

cracked, august soil

beams stretch towards my watering can--

    itŐs raining

               

© Ave Jeanne Ventresca

 

Bio:   Ave Jeanne Ventresca (aka: ave jeanne) is the author of numerous books of poetry that reflect social and environmental concerns. She edited the nationally acclaimed literary magazine, Black Bear Review and served as publisher of Black Bear Publications for twenty years. Her award winning poetry has been widely published in Canada, the United States and Europe within commercial and literary publications. She currently resides in Bucks County, PA, USA.