the wait
to take a driving test . . .
ants on the sidewalk

—Deborah P. Kolodji

Published in The Heron's Nest, July 2002

About the author: Deborah P. Kolodji
Pasadena, California
dkolodji at

Deborah P Kolodji is the President of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and the editor of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal.

Her work has appeared in many journals, both on and off the web. Unfinished Book, her chapbook of haiku, cinquains, and other short poems, was published by Shadows Ink Publications.


Responses to the haiku for 28 April 2005 by Deborah P. Kolodji

    kate (chrismomxyz at yahoo dot com)
    2005-04-28 04:16:16

    morning crumbs...
    sparrows mingle among
    the Volvos

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-04-28 04:53:01

    good morning deb,
    again, glad to see your work posted in tinywords. reading "about the author", i found myself laughing, while thinking, mine mostly appear in my mind.

    the sun hasn't gotten here, yet.
    in three hours, i'll send it your way.

    funny, the things that cross one's mind, while awaiting inspiration



    just me

    2005-04-28 07:27:47

    tropical resort
    lunching on the veranda
    brightly feathered guests

    Deb's and the 'ku(s) above brought me back to Hawaii (for a lovely brief moment) and while still waiting for temps here at home to elevate that was (for me) a definite AHA! moment...thanks!

    Bill Kenney
    2005-04-28 11:47:19

    unwelcome guests
    these ants of spring
    our home is their home

    2005-04-28 13:31:27


    Well, one could "resort" to those (tasty?) ants just as those who did with the (yummy) feathered "guests"!

    Bill Kenney
    2005-04-28 15:01:44


    The ants have departed—too considerate, I guess, to overstay their unwelcome.

    sylvain moret
    2005-04-28 15:38:38

    mixx and bill,
    my compliments and one to compliment the
    compliments to debbie's ku.

    giant ants
    the post nuclear world
    crawls into focus

    ant hill
    grandpa tells me to
    "get a move on"

    john tiong chunghoo
    2005-04-28 23:45:41

    winter trail
    lone ant
    on the wall

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2005-05-04 08:07:40

    after the wait -
    pale blue shell fragments
    cross the lawn
    fledgling in flight