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Volume 44.1
Winter-Spring 2013

 

sample haiku & senryu

 

reunion
remembering why
I never kept in touch

Barb Behrendt

 

smoothing it
with gloved hands
the ransom note

Carlos Colon

 

selecting plots
for eternal rest
cloudburst

Elizabeth Crocket

 

forty-fifth reunion . . .
seniors
again

Charlotte Digregorio

 

clinging to an old hope the reek of mothballs

Lorin Ford                   

 

seven sisters
some things are clearer
in the dark

Bryce Emley

 

toy guns . . .
the war lasts till
dinner time

Stanford M. Forrester

 

beach party gossip—
picking the meat from crab legs
with a crab claw

Carolyn Hall

 

Graduation day
the mother and daughter wear
matching nose jobs

Alicia Hilton

 

spring
the boys look small
next to their girlfriends

Marcus Larsson

 

pumpkins
rest on mud
you sink in

John Martone

 

old book fair—
a pair of swallowtails
in inky black

Emiko Miyashita

 

daddy
lets her down easy
see saw

Robert Moyer

 

ghost stories . . .
campfire smoke
keeps following me

Bill Pauly

 

tennis backspin
my son asks me
about girls

Michelle Shaefer

 

line at the casket
an old flame
touches the wood

Dan Schwerin

 

i try to give
the poem deeper meaning . . .
coffee cup flotsam

George Swede

 

hermit crab
the teen couple finds
the fisherman's shack

Linda Jeannette Ward

 

the truths I know
gather dust on the shelves—
autumn wind

Billie Wilson

 

 

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