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Volume 43.2
Summer 2012

 

sample haiku & senryu

 

mother-in-law:
at lunch I try to swallow
her words

Debbi Antebi

 

shoeshine boy—
his bare
feet

Aditya Bahl

 

rhododendrons . . .
he asks if I’m ready
for the second coming

Francine Banwarth

 

presidential debate
I clean
the litter box

Barb Behrendt

 

sunning itself on a river rock her string bikini

Johnny Baranski

 

   crayon sunset
I’ll never become
   a grandmother

Cynthia Cechota

 

the haiku
of a humpback whale
one breath

Bill Cooper

 

shooting stars he reloads his rifle

Aubrie Cox

 

summer stars
she bathes the baby
in a tin washtub

Ferris Gilli

 

art museum
she fixes her face
in the restroom mirror

Gregory Hopkins

 

starry night —
before I was grown up
I was Wonder Woman

Patricia J. Machmiller

 

dinosaur exhibit
little handprints
in the dust

Christina Nguyen

 

wino
drinking
the blood of Christ

Bill Pauly

they bloom again
after the divorce . . .
black-eyed susans

Carmi Soifer

a jacked-up car
by the side of the road
drizzling rain

Cor van den Heuvel

tumor malignus
that ancient language
not yet dead

Ernest Wit

 

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