late again
she calculates the arrival time
of his first lie
small white butterflies
she starts to think
it might be too late
making a padlock
of their certificate





John Hawkhead is a writer of haiku and other short poetry forms. He is a winner of the 2016 Lincoln Underground international haiku competition and a previous winner of the Haiku Foundation’s international haiku competition. His work has been published all over the world and his book of poetry and haiku Witness is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iTunes.