rose petals almost touch the sea II haiku

Elissa breaks free
runs back to the baby pool
jumps in and gets wet

his family left
he was having none of this
fish out of water

and now duck hour
mallard in a fast paced race
racing against self

the pool is his life
hiding behind azalea
quacking up a storm

he came for mrs.
both fly over the sea oats
time to fly a kite

“i feel the earth move
under my feet i feel the sky
tumblin down”

stalker is stalking
leaves a pet rock at the door
four hours sleep stomps

restraining order
then she’s offering doughnuts
and the haiku back

can’t hit the ceiling
too many nails point inward
only jump sideways