Haikus Have Sprung (a reading)

Swarming Gnats

Haikus Have Sprung

For Caroline

swich licour

Sticky yellow pollen smirch
dusts the birdshit spotted hood
of our Toyota.

Swarming clouds of gnats
feast on soccer moms – swat!
Run, Ronnie, run, run!

A motorcycle
revs, backfires, revs,
mufferless, blasting.