Gust

Body of Water, Haikus 12–21/52

Waves break on cold front
layered thick on crumbling lands
deep freeze seeps to bone

RIDE

Glide atop the wave
into curl, embracing crash
be one with water

TRANSFORMATION

If you’re on the wave
as it collapses in crash
you are now the wave

FIRM

Stand before water
watch it gather for its end
rushing towards you

DIVE

Take one last deep breath
launch up to heighten the fall
slipstream water’s glide

VISION

Stare into water
see something that isn’t there
later, in dream, truth

HEAVY

The bad news laid down
but one simple thing to give:
a glass of water

DRIFT

Sand moves across beach
we clasp our hands with heads down
follow water’s edge

SHIMMER

Brittle crystal blue
lolling shine unfit for times
you must know our need

CALM, BEFORE

Night fully settled
still a beat of restlessness
distant views to bridge

Jeffrey Yamaguchi | Jeffrey Yamaguchi

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