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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


Mourning Dove
Don Miller


He came into my life a few years ago, and I'm sure there will come a time after he leaves that I will miss our special moments together, especially the mornings. Like the ones filled with unforgettable sashays round the parlor to Nat King Cole, or gazing off the balcony at spectacular New Mexico sunrises--orange-cream swirls of high thin clouds, or holding him close, his soft breath on the back of my neck as I listen. . . .

whispers -
a dove song mingles
with an infant's coo

(for Simon)

Don Miller has been living, working, raising a family and writing in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico for nearly 20 years. Recent poems have been published on tinywords and in The Raintown Review, The Heron's Nest, Ribbons and Simply Haiku; haibun have been included in Simply Haiku and cho.