unwelcomed guests (Troiku)


early morning rise
shuffling to make coffee
crunch of a cockroach

early morning rise
even spiders feel lazy
in the heat

shuffling to make coffee
grinding dark roasted beans
startles a cockroach

crunch of a cockroach
cutting through the morning haze
a piercing scream


This troiku, which is a new form of haiku created by Chevrefeuille was written for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai, with the summer kigo “cockroach”


8 thoughts on “unwelcomed guests (Troiku)”

  1. Wow what a beautiful troiku. I had some difficulties with the “cockroach” as prompt, because I don’t like those small creatures, but your troiku makes them more beautiful creatures. I love how you have made the troiku your passion.


    1. I was squeamish at first to write about them so I wrote about stories friends told me about their dark moments in apartments in the city. I have lived a sheltered life not having had them. Thank you for your kind words. I do love writing troiku!


  2. I enjoyed your unwelcome gusts troiku, Cheryl! I especially like the alliteration in ‘crunch of a cockroach’, the inclusion of the lazy spiders and the intrusion of the cockroach in the morning coffee routine. 🙂


    1. I am pleased you enjoyed it and that it did NOT spoil your morning coffee. I wonder if that is where Hershey was referring to when they named one of their candy bars, Coffee Crisp (for some reason I always called it Coffee crunch) [chuckling to myself]

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