Titling Haiku Is Like Naming Raindrops

Whispers forever

echo off old canyon walls

return to sender.


The drunk crane flies west

chasing a dying sunset

stupid drunken bird.


Poems are all starving

words give meaning to book worms

book worms feed earth worms.


Throw a coat of paint

over last year’s history

white out Columbus.


Someone has to be

earth’s greatest son of a bitch

and not even know.


Get all that you want

do you feel much better now?

something’s still missing.


Who can see between

the dark from downed power lines

and closing their eyes?


We cancelled winter

no body could be bothered

wake Mother Nature.


What’s left at day’s end?

A drink, a smoke and a sigh

this breath of writing.



4 thoughts on “Titling Haiku Is Like Naming Raindrops

  1. granbee

    As before with your haiku extravaganzas, the first one took my breath away. Then I chuckled and shook my head through the next two, then sighed with inspiration at the white out of Columbus, then chuckled some more, then was most pleased to sit back and relax and simply identify with the last one. You are such a wonderfully gifted weirdo, dear Peter!

    1. cottonbombs Post author

      Rose! I hope I can take your breath away and make you laugh right after. That second haiku about the drunk bird almost didn’t make the post, but, it made me laugh and it was just too ridiculous not to include. I am tickled it could tickle you, too!

    1. cottonbombs Post author

      Betty! Loved to be loved! I hope at least one of these hit home somewhere in some way to make your day that much better. Thank you for the gift of stopping by!


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