Haiku – Chalk and Sledge

Morning all. Two haikus this Thursday…




Grey-faced mirror blink.

Foil peeled back. Plastic pods pushed.

Teeth crunch into chalk.




Ice wind through your teeth,

Snow-grit under fingernails.

Climb the hill again.


Matthew Richardson is a writer of short stories. His work has featured in Gold Dust magazine, Literally Stories, Near to the Knuckle, McStorytellers, Penny Shorts, Soft Cartel, and Shooter magazine. He is an absentee member of the Glasgow Writers Group, a PhD student at the University of Dundee, a lucky husband, and a proud father.

Not necessarily in that order


5 thoughts on “Haiku – Chalk and Sledge

  1. Wow, very clear pictures… immersive imagery. I feel like I’m there in front of the mirror, or in the ice and snow.
    Sometimes I wish your haikus had separate posts… though I like the combined titles.

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