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SLO Haiku


We asked for haiku, and you responded. Many thanks!

If you'd like to join the fun, send one to local writer and psychologist Steve Brody at, and yours could be in the next Artifacts haiku column (every third Thursday of the month). The next deadline is May 6.


To the sun you soar

open heaven's secret gate

return with new Spring

—Mary Anne Anderson, Cambria


Frostbitten leaf dreams

Of the emerald springtime,

Promises himself.

—Katherine Ottrando, SLO


Shaper of mountain

Filler of the ocean blue

Take a day to rest

—Scott Whitfield, Redwood City


Have I been absent?

A decade has passed and I

awakened wrinkled!

—Deborah Heartwood, Pismo Beach


The car stops then sits

taking a risk for peanuts

squirrels play chicken

—Steve Burgess, Santa Maria


What is this word "rest"?

Never heard of such a thing

Since I had my kid.

—Patrick Lin, Los Osos


New moon in Aries

Setting, early springtime eve,

See the Cheshire smile?

—John E. Reid, Atascadero


Love loss loneliness

Salty tears heart broken fear

Where do you go now?

—April McGill, Arroyo Grande


Just listen, Jill begged,

Then I wouldn’t have to yell.

Jeff wouldn’t hear it.

—Steve Brody, Cambria


Tim screamed at the sound

Of one hand clapping: a true

Narcissist’s nightmare.

—Steve Brody, Cambria

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