Haiku Challenge for Dec. 5: ‘Against’

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Today’s haiku challenge:

My style is the five/seven/five syllable structure. As you’ll see, I tried something a bit different than usual by sticking to the same theme throughout. Here are my 10 haiku poems:

the leaf floats against
the storm, whimsical, drifting,
landing where it may.

the leaf, asleep in
the grass, awakened against
the metal rake claws.

the leaf takes a ride
on my shoe; unbeknownst, I
scrape it against ground.

the leaf settled in
dog’s fur, against the collar.
itchy annoyance.

leaf against many
leaves, grouped. An unknown fate as
a child gathers speed.

leaf stood firm against
the tree until autumn came,
and then plunged below.

leaf stood firm against
the blower, not in fear, but
to ride the wind waves.

depression leaf took
a spill into the sewer
against its wishes.

the heartbroken leaf
fought against the tide coming,
but crumbled instead.

leaf floated against
the dandelion, hoping
to be picked up, too.

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