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Volume 52.2
Summer
2021

 

sample haiku & senryu

 

 

an orphan earring
in the catch-all drawer
summer doldrums

Susan Antolin

 

end of summer
more bills and fake
bacon bits

Francine Banwarth

 

finishing packing
behind the wall
piano scales

Efrat Bloom

 

stepping stones
covered in moss
too late to forgive

John Budan

 

the lilac bushes they uprooted Grandpa
 

Maianne Berger

 

having said it
I take a long walk
in the cold

Michael Fessler

 

first snowman
my toddler sticks the carrot
below the belt

Terri French

 

evening fire
an old song crackles
on the turntable

Jennifer Hambrick

 

overcast afternoon
the lifeguard bends
unbends her leg

Michael Ketchek

 

unspooling my mother's yarns
 

David C. Reynolds

 

beach breeze
readjusting the umbrella
in my cocktail

Anthony M. Lusardi

 

srokte raehb . . .
teh cregaveir fwolols
hre maening

Roland Parker

 

still dark —
I wait for my body
to catch up to itself

Pippa Phillips

 

jury duty
we take a vote
on lunch

Greg Schwartz

 

family mantel the ashes I'll inherit
 

Agnes Eva Savich

 

tide darkens
some of the driftwood
the other marriage

Dan Schwerin

 

 

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