John McManus

 

story hour

we fall further down

the rabbit hole

 

Bottle Rockets 28
New Resonance 8

 

horse tail clouds

the smallest cowboy

leaps on my back

 

Frogpond 35:2

 

seeing where the snow is lying naked in her arms

 

Multiverses 1:1
New Resonance 8

 

she pulls me back inside first snow

 

Multiverses 1:1
Nothing in the Window (The Red Moon Athology Of English-Language Haiku 2012)

 

 

alone I return a shell to the sea

 

Modern Haiku 44.1
New Resonance 8

 

twilight lengthening her pauses

 

Bottle Rockets 27, New Resonance 8

 

just when I can't keep pretending your ghost

 

Bones 3

 

leaves falling into the earth we commit his body

 

The Heron's Nest, Volume XIV, Number 3 

 

beneath the street lights the shapes the rain makes of us

 

The Heron's Nest, Volume XV, Number 2

 

80 foot down the echo of a canary's song

 

Modern Haiku 44.1

 

piercing the fog the minotaur's horns

 

A Hundred Gourds 3:1

 

 

wild horses I forget about being

 

Bottle Rockets 30

 

we dismantle

the unused crib . . .

starless sky

 

A Hundred Gourds 2:4

 

funeral morning

I join my son inside

his time machine

 

Acorn 31
Fear of Dancing (The Red Moon Anthology Of English-Language Haiku, 2013)

 

shopping mall Santa

the bald boy asks

for more time

 

Bottle Rockets 29

 

father asks

if it's time to go . . .

cricket song

 

The Heron's Nest, Volume XIII, Number 3

 

crayon map

my son shows me the way

to Neverland

 

The Heron's Nest, Volume XIV, Number 1

 

planetarium

my child's grip

starts to loosen

 

The Heron's Nest, Volume XIV, Number 2

 

talk of life

on distant planets

wild lupine

 

The Heron's Nest, Volume VIX, Number 3

 

winter fog

an old man turns back

into a tree

 

The Heron's Nest, Volume XIV, Number 4

 

nudist beach

I smooth the wrinkles

from my wet suit

 

Acorn 29

 

a box of ghosts on the edge of my bed moving day

 

Modern Haiku 43.3

 

 

freshly cut grass—

the uniform he died in

sways in the breeze

 

Modern Haiku 43.3

 

in the lake and beyond the lake the mountains and the moon

 

Frogpond 35:3

 

 

backstroke the sound of my mother's womb

 

Haijinx IV:1

 

 

rowboat—

we float deeper

into dusk

 

Tinywords 11.3

 

instant coffee

my neighbour and me

set the world to rights

 

A Hundred Gourds 1.4

 

Alzheimer's ward

even now he knows

just what to say

 

Mayfly 53

 

funeral home feeling nothing about feeling nothing

 

Modern Haiku 43.2

 

 

hands cupped to catch the last of the summer rain god

 

Bottle Rockets 27