Zachary Richard  

Mississippi River Rainy Afternoon Haikus

          I

Fog bank on the river,
     tug boat moving down,
          bell ringing through the mist.

          II

Cloud moving from blue-grey,
     Southern wind damp,
          fog on the water following.

          III

Wild poet screaming to the other shore,
     heard clearly,
          though still unseen.

          IV

Sound of broken glass in
     waves washing ashore,
          water color muddy brown.

          V

Tug boat with barge
     moving against the wind
          showing only her fog lights.