dawn garden sundered
black glass smothers spring's first breath
violent rebirth

- published in PureHaiku, Sept 2022
pale blossom quivers
in the shadow of rage -
scarlet memory
neglected garden -
bees visit blossoming weeds
as they would flowers
violent hue commands
limelight before ashen skies -
one purple orchid
swans teach soft cygnets
to fend for themselves – gifted
bread by young children
a sudden darkness -
water continues to fall
cast in hidden light
black river boils as
vapours spring to banish ghosts -
breathe in the spirits
twilight sentinel -
new blood eclipses old life
while the moon blossoms