Wire Haiku

Hello and welcome to Wire Haiku: a journal of haiku poetry about city life and modern nature, written by Stephen Malone. You can read the about page, check out the archives, or just keep on scrolling!

A Brief Hiatus

Wednesday 28 February 2024. ‹special›

Just a quick announcement: Wire Haiku is going on hiatus until April!

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Surface Features

Monday 19 February 2024. ‹collisions› #summer #trees #green
"where's the forest?" my
father asks, while staring
at a thousand trees.

Why yes, I have been binging Survivor.

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Wednesday 14 February 2024. ‹collisions› #summer #boats #blue
for hours,
i watch the shore
bring my man to me

Go away, come back.

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Wednesday 7 February 2024. ‹collisions› #summer #sand #yellow
all the simple wishes
we wrote in the sand
vanish in our rearview

Wash it all away.

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Theme: Collisions

two greying pixels
swoop down toward our table
and become seagulls

Background and foreground as one.

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Layer Two

Monday 29 January 2024. ‹upkeep› #summer #plants #green
beneath hazard lights
and plastic ropes, the new year's 
grass grows thick.

Lay the new over the old.

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Wednesday 24 January 2024. ‹upkeep› #spring #plants #green
i can't wait
to rip the plastic wrap
off these trees

Open when ready.

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Tune Up

Monday 22 January 2024. ‹upkeep› #summer #trees #green
on the last dirt road
a lonely, shattered willow
begs for a gardener.

Make it better.

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Monday 15 January 2024. ‹upkeep› #spring #plants #green
rebar and red tape
around the thinnest whisper
of a newborn willow

It’s always the little ones.

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Wednesday 10 January 2024. ‹upkeep› #spring #trees #green
across the bannered fence,
the gardens make their promise.
a sapling hugs the bars.

Patience, children.

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