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Spring 2007, vol 5 no 1


A Private Affair
Zane Parks


Her voice booms through our work area. Despite the closed door. An argument with her lover. On and on. We strain not to hear. Suddenly her voice softens. The reconciliation is a private affair.

two contrails meet
in a cloud of pink

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