What is haiku?

1.
Some commonplace hook,
Something moves away from norm –
A twist. Empty space.

2.
Racing against sleep
The poet plumbs her pathos –
Mimosa leaves fold.

3.
Solitary crow
Perches on the shoulder blades
Of lonely scarecrows.

4.
Simple gratitude:
A bitter kiss on my lips –
The coffee steams.

5.
Gifted, regifted
The book of haiku blooms –
Every page a dawn.

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