5 Haiku

Nature water eyes pond

Blue humpback whale spouts:
“Yo soy aqui, ahora!”
Off the coast of Spain

Tired fawn takes a nap
Mama lunches, runs errands
Returns with fresh milk

Fog in the forest
Chipmunk tiptoes, forages
Owl listens, listens

Pirating sparrow
Raids booty from spider nests,
Swallows skulls and bones

Leaping leg of frog—
Head first into pond water
Swallowing his hole

Poems by Hugh Findlay

Hugh Findlay lives in North Carolina and would rather be caught fishing. He drives a little red MG, reads and writes a lot, dabbles in photography and makes a pretty good gumbo. His work has been published or is forthcoming in: Dominion Review, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Bangalore Review, Montana Mouthful, Digging Through the Fat, San Pedro River Review, New Southern Fugitives, Arachne Press, Pinesong, Dash, Barzakh, Shift and Bombay Gin. @hughmanfindlay