“Summer Haiku” by Maeve O’Sullivan



summer haiku


choppy Irish Sea
failing to dislodge
this red starfish
poppy bed:
the unopened ones
as lovely as the blooms

a garden full of sunflowers swaying tall
 muddy summer frogpond    no splash


Summer Haiku

reject samsara
this wild summer river
this wild path
these stone walls
hemming him in too-
cinnabar caterpillar
cloudy afternoon…
my sweet pea flowers
becoming peas

A Train Hurtles West

morning downpour-
we have both dreamt
about our mothers
in my small bathroom…
mum’s perfume
Auld Lang Syne
in the background-
I sign her DNR request


A Train Hurtles West

 mother dying       a train hurtles…

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