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Volume 50.2
Summer
2019

 

haiku sequence

 

              Shalom Home

each twig cased in ice
waiting for her
biopsy results

her perfect record
90 years with no broken
bones                broken

giddy as a girl
she tells me the story
for the fourth time

a single flake
          drifts here and there
a good prognosis

the same old nurse
who once helped her mother
offers to bathe her

she learns to stand
and walk     again
as once we—

the lost key
           found
still on her arm


Barbara Ungar

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