Haiku – “Noise” & “Stag”

This is my contribution for Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenge – a three-part haiku flash fiction.

Note – in the UK, we refer to the bridegroom’s pre-wedding “celebrations” as a stag night/ party/ weekend/ do. The groom is called the stag.

My stag weekend took place in Brighton, on the same weekend as Gay Pride. I wasn’t the only naked man on the beach at the end of that night, but I was the only one who was solo… (My friends had ritually de-bagged me and thrown me in the sea. I had to beg for them to at least leave my shoes – those pebbles were rough!) Happy days…

Anyway, for the avoidance of all doubt, this is entirely fictional.

#1
Raucous stag party
Celebrates male bonding
Most unpleasantly

#2
Stag wakes in hotel.
Sick with shame, reeking of her.
Slightest noise resounds

#3
Wedding day tears.
Apologies are white noise
For stag night mistakes

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Love Haiku #5

21
Ran five miles home,
A long sprint to hide my shame;
A longer shower

22
An empty vessel.
I won’t miss you when you’re gone
I tell myself now

23
Last look through the door.
My heart stretched to breaking point
To see you with him

24
A look, lingering
Slices through my defences,
Leaves my wound exposed

25
My sun and my sin,
Guiding me through moonless night
Blinding me to faults

26 – For Emma
Purple skirt kisses
Next to the bar quiz machine
You looked amazing

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Picture by kind courtesy of NB Photography (you can find them and more amazing photos on Facebook, or at http://www.neilbarr.co.uk). “Ailsa Craig from Lendalfoot, Ayrshire”

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Love Haiku #4

16
Forbidden kisses
In the snow that Christmas Eve,
Furtive magic fell

17
Your love engorges
The heart’s necrotic chambers
With just a smile

18
I had brought you wine;
A thousand apologies.
Your heart’s course was set

19
Frozen heart shatters
Reflecting crystalline love
In her baby blues

20
Bitten by your ghost
Ethereal reminders
Liquefy reason

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Picture by kind courtesy of NB Photography (you can find them and more amazing photos on Facebook, or at http://www.neilbarr.co.uk). “Saltcoats”

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