Lane Parker, USA
It's February, 1945. My great uncle Paul has been in Belgium fighting
the Germans. His younger brother Robert, my grandfather, has been
back east going through officer's training.
Robert arrives in
Los Angeles on leave. He enters his mother's house, looks around the
usually austere, practical living room.
Sees the flower arrangements. He grins quizzically and says, "Who
orange groves and loam
Parker was born in Southern California, and currently
lives in San Francisco. His haiku and haibun have appeared in The
Heron's Nest, South by Southeast, and Mariposa.
2005: Simply Haiku