Midnight Haiku

By Virginie Colline

at a street corner
two headlights pierce the darkness
the crime hour has struck

a ghostly pale face
behind the naked window
fear rushes through her

shadows on the wall
an army of black dragons
lurk around the room

a brief gulp of air
before the night engulfs her
hell and the city

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Image by Flickr user Stewart Leiwakabessy, used under a Creative Commons license.

Virginie Colline is a French translator living in Paris. Her poems have appeared in The Scrambler, EgoPHobia, The Asahi Haikuist Network, The Electronic Monsoon Magazine, Notes from the Gean, Frostwriting, Prune Juice, Spinozablue and StepAway Magazine, among others.

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