straight talk
we come to a fork
in the road


12 Responses

  1. Gaby Bedetti Says:

    chillingly clear

  2. Susan Says:

    Thank you, Gaby!

  3. Rashmi Vesa Says:

    zig zag path—
    we talk of this and that
    except what we met for

  4. Susan Says:

    Ah, yes. The way we dodge difficult conversations, Rashmi. Thank you!

  5. Theresa Says:

    Well said, Susan!


  6. Susan Says:

    Many thanks, Theresa!

  7. Dan Curtis Says:

    Love this one, Susan!

  8. Susan Says:

    Delighted to hear that, Dan. Thank you!

  9. Lex Says:

    Love the precision of the imagery, and how the poem stops right when the conversation does. Brilliant work.

  10. Pravat Kumar Padhy Says:

    Beautiful ku filled with many layers of image and interpretation.

    rock surface –
    she hardens her
    point of view

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    površina stijene –
    ona uvrš?uje svoje

    ?asopis za haiku / Haiku Magazine IRIS International No. 2, 2016
    tiny pebbles
    the softness
    of her talk

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    Runners Up, Iafor Vladimir Devide Haiku Award, 2017

    baby talk
    I silently watch
    blooming buds

    Pravat Kumar Padhy
    The 9th Yamadera Bash? Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, 2017

  11. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    You nailed it, Susan! Love this one.


  12. martin1223 Says:

    between the pine snake’s hiss…

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