4 Haiku: Reno Hives

Inspired by a road trip from California to Colorado, these are some haiku from the post-apocalyptic environs of the American west. Even though these lands have become savage, dangerous, and civilization as we know it has been destroyed, there is still beauty here.

This is the first of four installments. The remaining installments will arrive Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of next week.

Casinos’ neon,
Keeping out the dust devils,
Sit broken and dark.

A bee tastes pollen
Carried from Tahoe forests
On legs like fence posts.

Golden Nevada
Breadbasket grows in your sun
Hives are your farmers.

Harrah’s births a queen.
She crushes old rusted cars.
What ruin is hers?