October 25, 2007

Five haiku about shadows

a cloud's limp shadow
skates over sibilant sand
as swift as a thought

blue motorcycle
in the shade of a cycad
chrome noisily cools

wealthy shadows shield
the languid linen lunches
in courtyard cafes

skittish leaves tremble
dancing on messy bed sheets:
errant gray inklings

lagging on the rail
the grackle's darkling double
like a second guess