Joanne Morcom has a predilection for topics that are generally outside of haiku’s classical content, especially the dark places of the heart and mind. This 2006 work (Sam’s Dot Publishing) supplies a good sampling of her deepest fears.
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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.
sticking out of the school yard sand bleached bonesshivering in a nameless place the sky is wrongticking the wrist watch on the dead bodyeven by day his hands have come scratching at the doorwondering if the trees hear it too low hummingspotting her at the shopping mall another me