Haiku – Hiss and Hinge

Morning all. Throwing a couple of haikus into the ether today…




Cloth on stainless steel.

A white froth, a vicious hiss.

Grande or venti?




Damp shed door askew

On tired, rust-pitted iron,

Moaning in the wind.


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, Whatever Keeps the Lights On, 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


6 thoughts on “Haiku – Hiss and Hinge

  1. Haiku is such a fun form to play with. They are deceptively simple . . . Well, they ARE simple, but the good ones are deceptively so.

    I’ve been working on a collection for a couple years now. I’m trying to get to 52 good ones to fit my working title: 52 Haiku: A Year of Slowing Down. Not sure how long it’s going to take. Way more than the “year” of the title. And likely WAY more than the 52, too.

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