Tyler Pruett, US





ants touch
to tell their secrets
about mu



tropical storm
smooth green apples
in tall grass



hobo’s pillowcase
full of god knows what
he never came back for



summer heat
the farmer at market
dumps ice onto the grass



a toy doll
worn to rags
at the child's grave



the spider
long dead
catches a mosquito in her web



the cellphone tower
lost in fog
my telephone rings



divide the moon
with a gourd



trees and roots
go their opposite



thunder ripples get closer
to the dandelion



the grave
of pope gibbs
in summer shade



summer heat
the boy walks down the hill
stomping on his shadow



ornate metal flowers
on the cemetery gate
hot to touch



About Tyler Pruett, US


Tyler Pruett is a writer with a special interest in English language haiku. His work appears in many journals including Acorn, Frogpond, Haiku Presence, The Heron's Nest, and South by Southeast. He has received critical acclaim for his poems, including the Roadrunner Haiku Journal's Scorpion Prize in 2009, and the Best Haiku for 2005 award from the Mainichi Daily News. Tyler’s poetry is also featured in Haiku 21, an anthology published by Modern Haiku Press.

This is Tyler Pruett's first appearance in Sketchbook.









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