8.29.2010

backyard haiku

turquoise rectangle
plastic backyard pool beckons
come in and cool off

long grass, saving ants
who come to water to drown
you say, "silly ants."

cool breeze, fighter jets
a duo in formation
misted by the hose

your bathing suit a
bit too big, your hair too long
i could eat you up

sulking, gazing off
hair in eyes, chewing your nails
what are you thinking?

arguing, squabbling
my turn! no, my turn! enough
already, stop that

i would like to read
or write poetry, but you
are far too needy

still, backyard children
laughing, splashing, carrying
on, summer enthralls