1/12/2019 Haiku Trio

approaching sunset
the world grows so much colder
birds can’t bear to sing


coldest wintertime
is covered with morning frost
-future dreams below


gritty winter frost
covers the tall prairie grass
hiding shadow’s song

                                                        -cj holm


Another birthday today and I am feeling older—

                                                   ©2018 cj holm

old men at coffee
talking about memories
flawlessly white teeth


shopping at Walmart
cell phone rings in my pocket
who knows I am here


quarter on the floor
under the restaurant chair
not worth the effort


sunrise at table
reading the obituaries
turns out I’m still here