r.e.m. / Carol Haiku


same as each year

misty air rises 

they stare at East

they stare at a star

they stare at the Christ

his charm is cast

I stare, I react

my heart 

it may stray

it may stay

it may rise

it may stem a stream

his charm is cast

Carol Haiku

as each year mists

a star at East casts charms

the icy cherry stirs

Ankur Jyoti Saikia (he/ him) is a researcher at a forestry research institute in India with works being published in The Minison Zine, Bluepepper, Sledgehammer Lit, Openwork Mag, Holyflea, Pop the Culture Pill, Thanks Hun Zine and The Daily Drunk. Twitter: @amythfromassam