Three Haiku for E.

Elaine Mead

orange fur and lolling tongue
break the hum of dread

sat in prayer
dog curled in my lap
unfurling joy

knowing soft brown eyes
dissolve the expectations 
of a world outside

Elaine is an educator and writer from London, currently residing in Nipaluna, Tasmania. Her writing has been published internationally in both print and digital media. She lives with her partner and her standard dachshund, E., in an old weatherboard house at the top of a very large hill. Find her online at

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