Fall Haiku Septet

one remaining leaf
reluctant to bid adieu
clutches to a branch

harmonious leaves
crackle and crunch underfoot
a fall rhapsody

overhead geese honk
flying in v-formation
bound for warmer climes

the hunter pulls the trigger
the bullet falls short
the twelve-point buck flees

a fox lurks in brush
waiting, watching, wondering
what’s on the menu

a nutcracker crow
perching atop a scrub pine
cracks a pinyon cone

snakes shedding their skins
are like trees dropping their leaves
old makes way for new

Floyd D. Anderson lives in Brockport, New York, and can be reached at floydsroom@hotmail.com. Read other articles by Floyd D..