apple slices—
our last words
in the knife?s blade


5 Responses

  1. madhuri Says:

    the air
    sharp words

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    Excellent haiku, very original!

    zombie debt–
    the practised slice
    of a bread knife

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits:
    Haiku News (Vol. 1 No. 41 2012); Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)

  3. Maureen Virchau Says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Alan. :-)
    I thoroughly enjoy your haiku, and I find it to be extremely original, as well.

    With gratitude,

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    Thank Maureen,

    It's surprising what imagery we conjure with knives, literally and metaphorically.

    Your kind words very much appreciated, and thank you for your haiku again.

    warm regards,


  5. marykendall Says:

    What a powerful verse this is. There are so many ways to read this haiku–the imagery is just so rich.

    ~ Mary

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