Haiku for Authors and Publishers

These are original haiku by Cathy Stucker, written especially for those who know the joy and heartbreak, stress and bliss of writing and publishing their work.I have no illusions that these represent high art. Perhaps, however, they will give you a chuckle, or a nod of recognition, along with the knowledge that you aren’t the only one going through this.

A new beginning:
The screen is blank, awaiting
words that will not come

Dark clouds fill my day
UPS brings boxes of
coffee-stained returns

My joy knows no bounds.
Boxes piled high, toward the sky–
My first book in print!

The bills keep coming
While payments creep in like snails.
Publish and perish

Tell me a story
Make me think and change my life
I will buy your book