Six Haiku


unexpected flowers
snow in April

going incognito
the forsythia drops
its medals

hold your breath
on a dandelion stalk
full moon

fallen clumps
of shriveled blossoms
Nabokov’s brown wigs

spring morning
the averted eyes
of young girls

short summer night
the cops are eyeing the holes
in the donut joint

Jee Leong Koh is the author of four books of poems, including Seven Studies for a Self Portrait (Bench Press) and The Pillow Book (Math Paper Press). His poetry appears regularly in PN Review and has been anthologized in New Poetries V (Carcanet Press). Born and raised in Singapore, he lives in New York City, and blogs at Song of a Reformed Headhunter.

unexpected flowers
snow in April