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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


Curtis Dunlap


Appalachian wake --
a banjo propped against
an empty porch swing
  hurricane warning --
rain drops tick away
a sleepless night
a dusty back road --
father and son kick a can
all the way home
  spring thaw --
the splintered pine
releases a cone
wintry gust -
the bag lady's hands covered
in nicotine stains

Curtis Dunlap Curtis Dunlap lives near the confluence of the Mayo and Dan rivers in Mayodan, North Carolina. He has been published in Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Modern Haiku, Simply Haiku, big sky: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, and Valley Voices. He was recently awarded 3rd Prize in the 11th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition. His personal haiku and related forms web site is located at