Horror Haikus

Embrace
Warm, cuddly plush toy
held tight in the darksome night,
whispering bad dreams.

Loins
Laying side by side,
hand in hand, with her lover
on the butcher’s block.

Surface Level
Playground up above
in the bright Summer’s day,
children chained below.

Surprise Party
The surprise party
caught him unawares that night,
white hoods crowding round.

Prayer
Her rosary clutched
in her hands, she prayed for rain
that would drown them all.

Abloom
The flower blossomed
with crimson petals gaping
from the exit wound.

Haiku Metamorphoses

Her hairbrush smashes

the mirror to sharp fragments;

a glass chrysalis.

 

Crimson butterfly

imprinted on her bed sheets;

 no more flying free.

 

The children buzz shrill

in the cafeteria;

agitated hive.

 

Gossip, lip to lip,

like bees to flower petals;

pollen for the queen.

 

Two rhino beetles,

horns locked to flip each other;

rival teen wrestlers.

 

The preying mantis

clicks his mandibles, teaching

Sunday bible school.

 

Tiny ants crawling

after forgetting his meds,

anxiety high.

 

Cocoon unwinding

to release a luna moth;

he confesses love.

 

The honeycomb holes

opened and spread all over,

the acne scars deep.

 

Powder puff beating

its moth wings across her cheeks;

moonlit promises.

 

Mosquito eggs bloomed

and swarmed throughout her highschool;

words that drained her blood.

 

He feared the rumors

that stuck to both her and him;

flypaper lovers.