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Spring 2007, vol 5 no 1


Roger Jones


gray cat
wreathing my ankles:
winter afternoon
  busting fresh clods
under my bare heels
Earth Day
near midnight:
the floor board groans
under a passing cat
  condolence letter
a black lady bug
lands on my sleeve
shifting log
two sparks quarrel
up the chimney flue

Roger Jones teaches creative writing at Texas State University. His tanka, haiku and haibun have appeared recently in or are scheduled to appear soon in Frogpond, Stylus Poetry Journal, American Tanka, Modern Haiku, Heron's Nest, Sierra Nevada College Review, and Simply Haiku.