The Wind Looks Happiest


the wind looks happiest

in a blue flapping flag

– mid-winter


“I’m staying alone at Christmas,”

said the old cashier


in the singing tree

starlings outnumber the dead leaves

– mid-winter


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Seven Days Before Christmas 2017 #7 Christmas stress (meditation), another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s BB King –