the fallen tree's shadow

shooting star
 my head struck
 by a raindrop

 the same question --
 my echo

housefly's death
 again without
 a roommate

Alexander B. Joy, also known as Lex Joy, is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts. His haiku have appeared in journals across four continents. His work received a commendation in the 2011 Polish International Haiku Competition, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.