Haiku #6 

Bare branches hang low 

heavy with fat buds that seem 

reluctant to bloom. 

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Flames 

I walk furiously 

toward the sunset 

like I’m not running late for class

like that fiery star in the distance 

is my destination 

and that I’ll get there 

soon 

to be baptised by flames 

and be born again. 

Haze

Like a stubborn bride

the sky refuses to lift 

her thin white veil. 

How am I meant to wake up 

and live like the living 

when the whole city 

is suspended in a dreamlike haze? 

Bethel

A roomful of hungry hearts 

tender for the touch

of something holy. 

We wait 

with arms raised 

for a floodlike love 

to wash us, carry us, 

and set us loose 

from this dark place 

this joyless race 

into everlasting light.