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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


Dana Duclo


his cotton t-shirt
smells of earth-
spring dusk
  just before sunset
the fragrance
of squash blossoms
desert showers–
a rusted pocket watch
on the pack rat's nest
  winter solstice–
through the cell window
a dusty shaft of light
the wide open sky
a rattlesnake
inches closer

Dana Duclo Dana Duclo recently discovered an up-all-night passion for haiku and its related forms. Dana holds a BA in psychology from Northern Arizona University and an EdS in educational psychology from the University of Arizona. She is a certified school psychologist, certified yoga instructor, mother, writer and student of poetry. Her haiku and senryu will be featured in upcoming issues of Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest, Roadrunner and Stir the Hive. Dana lives in Tucson, Arizona with her husband and two daughters.