cool water coaxes a smooth surface caresses lethal currents grip
silver fin lurking hidden in azure water slicing through the waves ***** I originally wrote this during a vacation on Myrtle Beach with family. I was out on the beach early, just after 8am, with my husband and twin sister. The lifeguard began signaling the few swimmers in the ocean back to the beach abruptly. We all began scanning the water, and spotted it. A gray shark fin popping up between the waves.
light every candle let a fire burn bright, just know darkness always comes
wind whips my face the snow muffles my footsteps darkness closing in
a deep sleep captive stalked, by a tall dark menace inescapable
Faint noise in the dark Small child, large eyes searching For me- the monster
Last employee leaves In the dark empty garage High heel clicks echo ***** When I originally published this haiku it was pointed out to me that the middle line harms eight syllables instead of seven. So of course I had to go back and rework it until I got it right!
Drenched in midnight blue Electrified by lightning Old nightmares revived
The guilty wood creaks The floorboards shifting over Unwanted secrets
A predator waits Motionless, sharp fangs ready Anticipating