Upstate Haikus

FEAST

There in the distance
we take our seats in this dream
table set for two

TRIP

Hit the road early
wrong turn immediately
thrown loops tighten grasp

PASSAGE

Lake atop mountain
iced skies conjure a portal
winds shepherd entrance

SUNRISE

Rainfall through the night
gives way to bird song morning
fog lifts as we wake

ANNIVERSARY

A lifetime in blinks
we met and found our own way
eyes close together

STAY

High above the clouds
found an abandoned hotel
checked out long ago

THERAPY

Walked down empty street
spoke to a long ago me
still don’t get along

UP

See through commotion
eyelids rebel against dawn
when the long night calls

Jeffrey Yamaguchi