Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
About Simply Haiku
Spring 2007, vol 5 no 1
The Weight of the Moon
She stands nude on the deck, facing
the Atlantic. Her belly, like the moon,
is almost full. I have clicked through
the last roll of film.
At thirty-nine weeks, she complains
of feeling "like a weight", but her face
The most precious picture I own has
my mother, naked and kneeling in
profile, not knowing my birth is mere
first photograph --
hortensia anderson is the author of numerous chapbooks as well as a volume of poetry,
TRUST (fly-by night press, 1995). Her second volume of poetry, NOTHING BUT HEAT,
is due out Winter 2006. Her current passion is renga and other forms of collaborative poetry.
She lives precariously on dialysis on the lower east side of NYC.
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