Scott Richmond


branches reaching up
wanting to touch the bright sun
roots keep them grounded


turquoise blue waters
soft white sandy shoreline
paradise surrounds


rebirth, then living
gracefully ending, then death
cyclical weather


slithery rubber
some safe, some totally not
coiled up beautiful 


colors of rainbow
multiple shapes, mostly round
such joy for noses


human companion
best friends until very end
part of family


Scott Richmond worked in IT for many years, then discovered haikus, and has since become addicted. He lives in Southern California. This is Scott’s first feature on The Short of It.


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13 thoughts on “Scott Richmond

      1. You’re welcome!

        BTW, please feel free to call me ‘David’ because that is my first name.

        The word ‘ben’ simply means ‘son of’ in Hebrew and my father’s name was ‘Alexander’. I created my blog in his memory.

        I know ‘Ben’ is also a popular name in English… I’m sorry for the confusion!


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