Haiku – Milk & Smooth

Often overlooked,
The milk of human kindness
Smoothes out life’s furrows

Milk of the poppy,
Smooth, soft, anaesthetising,
My velvet cocoon

White Russians:
Like a hand grenade
Wrapped in silk

Cream rises always
To the top of the carton
Ascent isn’t smooth

Flawless, milky skin
Round eyes, soft lips, tender heart…
And legs she killed for


Written for: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-84-milksmooth/



28 thoughts on “Haiku – Milk & Smooth

  1. I also found the metaphor for the White Russian bang on. Brings back carefree memories of bar-hopping days in another life. Ha ha! The poppy haiku really intrigued me. I feel like it has a double meaning. Wonderful, Al.

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  2. An amazing collection once again Al. You really are letting your imagination rip on the challenges Ron sets. The first one is such a moral for living and the last one really intrigues me. A couple in between hint of dangerous living.

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  3. Wow! Each one better than the next. I loved the first one and the second made me think of ‘Game of Thrones’ (milk of the poppy). I think that’s where I first heard that. And what you wrote about white russians––so funny and true. 😉 Great haiku!

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