THREE HAIKUS BEFORE HURRICANE MATTHEW by Ariel Francisco

Hurricane warning:

bought the biggest bottle of

black rum I could find.

 

Hurricane warning,

but Dunkin Donuts is still

open— be right back.

 

Hurricane warning:

water sold out everywhere—

the rain will bring more.


Ariel Francisco is the author of All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) and Before Snowfall, After Rain (Glass Poetry Press, 2016). Born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents, he was raised in Miami and completed his MFA at Florida International University. His poems have appeared in Best New Poets 2016, Gulf Coast, Poets.org, Prelude, Washington Square, and elsewhere. He lives in South Florida (for now).