Bryan RickertBryan Rickert


Born 1972 in Belleville, Illinois USA
Lives in Belleville, Illinois USA

Bryan Rickert is from Belleville, Illinois. He has been published in a number of fine journals and anthologies. His haiku and senryu collection “Fish Kite” is available through Cyberwit Publishing. He is the editor at The Living Senryu Anthology and is the co-editor of Failed Haiku Journal of Senryu.


late to bed–
the pillow you use
to divide us

HSA Members’ Anthology 2017

the mouse’s neck
askew in the trap–
seasonal depression

The Heron's Nest XIX.3

undressing–
a glimpse of the girl
she used to be

Prune Juice 21

cleaning father’s closet
the shoes
I still can’t fill

Prune Juice 23

our talk
about the pig picture–
art museum

Failed Haiku 2.15

daybreak–
the junkie’s
empty stare

Failed Haiku 2.17

Oktoberfest
the aimless swagger
of an alley cat

Failed Haiku 2.22

garden weeds
questioning my neighbor’s
long term interests

Frogpond 41.2

the ritual
of a clean shave–
funeral day

Modern Haiku 49.1

reading the will
I inherit
his anxiety

Cattails April 2018

in-law’s visit
I gut the melon
instead

Ephemerae 1.B

after the gardener’s death
the maple and pine
finally meet

Fish Kite (Cyberwit 2018)

office Halloween party   zombies networking

Prune Juice 24

deep winter
whispering “come on baby”
while starting the car

Failed Haiku 3.28

swimming
nude
the
snapping
turtles

Failed Haiku 3.32

coffee with mother
bitter as usual

Failed Haiku 3.33

long distance love
waiting for her
download

Failed Haiku 3.36

her short skirt
the in and out movements
of a swear bee

Failed Haiku 3.36

 

date night –
at every turn
a red light

Prune Juice  Issue 16: July, 2015

 

art class –
the window fly
draws our attention

Prune Juice  Issue 16: July, 2015

 

American Sign –
the conversation lulls
over finger food


Prune Juice  Issue 16: July, 2015

 

home late –
the look I get
from the cat


Prune Juice  Issue 17: November, 2015

 

working on the marriage –
an unmatched sock's
mate turns up

Prune Juice  Issue 17: November, 2015

 

tattoo artist
his body
of work


Prune Juice  Issue 17: November, 2015

 

street side bar –
the long line
of ants

Prune Juice  Issue 17: November, 2015

 

a moth
steals the spotlight –
opening night

Prune Juice  Issue 18: March 2016

 

moon viewing–
the mosquito and I
drink red

Failed Haiku  Volume 1,Issue 4: April 2016

 

middle aged
a few more wrinkles
in the suit

Failed Haiku  Volume 1, Issue 4: April 2016

 

cabin fever–
eying the potato
eying me

Failed Haiku  Volume 1, Issue 4: April 2016

 

internet down–
the distance
between us

Failed Haiku  Volume 1, Issue 8: August 2016

 

a swarm
of midair gnats–
family reunion


Failed Haiku  Volume 1, Issue 8: August 2016

 

sumi-e bamboo–
I turn a coffee stain
into the moon


Failed Haiku  Volume 1, Issue 8: August 2016

 

wondering
what he sees in me–
identity thief

Failed Haiku  Volume 1, Issue 8: August 2016

 

date night
once again
leftovers


Failed Haiku  Volume 1, Issue 8: August 2016