Unless stated otherwise, all poetry on Swimming in Lines of Haiku is Copyright Kirsten Cliff and may not be reprinted in any form without written permission from the author. kirsten(DOT)cliff(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

It is through the cracks in our brains that ecstasy creeps in.

the cracked path

sprouts of green
from shades of grey

how deep below
and far along
did these weeds

travel to find
the light

in the cracks between

Copyright © Kirsten Cliff
Winner, ME Awareness Day Writing Competition 2008
First published in Meeting Place: The Quarterly Journal of ANZMES Inc., Issue 93, Sept. 2008
Also appeared in the Waiariki Institute of Technology 2010 Calendar

(Title quote by American writer Logan P. Smith.)

Photo by Kirsten Cliff

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