haikuish —
a modern short poem that
does not adhere to strict

syllables but appears on
a Facebook page

or journal
containing the word haiku
in its group title

leaving some stumped and
craving predictability
and others relieved

feeling free
for the first time from the confines
of rules and structure

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet with 200+ poems published in 2022 and 2023. Jennifer’s poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including The Ravens Perch, HaikUniverse, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly and The Haiku Foundation.