Subway Haiku

surreptitious look
the Asian girl checks her face
in a blue mirror

black cascading curls
Yuko makes her ponytail
the rubber band snaps

purple nail polish
Yuko grabs the steel handrail
a second too late

~ Virginie Colline

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

One Response to “Subway Haiku”

  1. I can see this poem and the subway too….strong images form a feeling of suspense.

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