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Winter 2006, vol 4 no 4


Lost and Found
      for Glenn
Zane Parks


In the city on business. Dinner at a posh restaurant with an associate. Four queens at the next table. Flirting outrageously. They leave, dropping something at my feet. I retrieve it and turn to find them gone. It's a small canister, the sort that holds film. There are a couple of joints inside. When we leave, I give it to the maitre d'. He opens it and says, "Nice tip."

taking the stairway
one step at a time -
AA meeting

Zane Parks lives in California with his wife Bridget and cats Buddy and Starbucks. He writes haiku, tanka, and related forms. Haibun is a recent interest. Some of his work can be viewed online at