smooth jazz
the bar stools
stashed away

4 Responses

  1. snakypoet Says:

    Good one!

  2. Marion Clarke Says:

    Wow! So much atmosphere captured in this imagery, Paul. I love it.


  3. Alan Summers Says:

    smooth jazz
    the bar stools
    stashed away

    —Paul David Mena

    Such an accomplished haiku, and worthy of the Tsugi Approach too!

    The white and negative spaces are so potent, so many storylines past and present, Paris post-war, New Orleans, almost any time, or a certain joint run by Owney Madden. Or a quiet closing up time, with lingering notes, and a few customers taking in post-closing notes.

    Sublimely brilliant.


    lime quarter
    an ice cube collapses
    over jazz

    Alan Summers
    Publication Credits: Presence No.13  (2001)

  4. diannemoritz Says:

    wow, great haiku! TY

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