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Summer 2007, vol 5 no 2


Zane Parks


As a very young child, I called my mother "Honey." I heard Dad call her that and followed suit. Mom thought it was cute and encouraged it. I can imagine another kid's blank look when I asked, "Is your honey home?" The practice stopped abruptly when I started grammar school. You know how cruel children can be.

school playground
staring at the boy
with buck teeth

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