My long shadow trails

As I walk, face in low sun –

Sulking, she leaves me.

* * *

My shadow lengthens

As we flee the setting sun.

Too slow: dusk takes her.

* * *

(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

Written for Carpe Diem Special, where the prompt was to compose a haiku in the spirit of this one by Fuyuko Tomita: Wa ga kage yo ano kado kara wa omae hitori


when I turn the corner

you will be alone