Volume 42.2
Summer 2011




Favorite haiku of the winter-spring 2011 issue:

a shadow
and its butterfly
fall equinox

Christopher Patchel

Favorite senryu of the winter-spring 2011 issue:

after the divorce
he rearranges
her feng shui

Audrey Olberg

Favorite haibun of the winter-spring 2011 issue:

Hideous Dolls

They still populate her room, and when I enter it, they hiss. I say, 'Listen. I didn't come in here to argue.'

'Well, what did you come in here for?' the hideous dolls snarl in unison.

I circle my wagons. 'Lay off. It wasn't all my fault you know. Not one hundred percent.'

'Liar! Liar! At least ninety-five and you know it!'

Her bed lies just as she left it, impeccably made, the curtains drawn, all her things in their proper places.

Leaving her room, I mumble, 'Fifty percent, and not a cent more!' And after closing the door, I put my ear to it, and hear only the dull, muffled grind of an awful silence, seventy-five percent of which I own.

                  on either side

                                             by Gary LeBel



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