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Winter 2007, vol 5 no 4


Raquel D. Bailey


two month drought—
I remember our last
  mom asks dad
my name again
overcast sky
in puddles unseen
myself and a leaf
  tracing the cover
of her book
a cloud's gold lining
relentless wave~
taking back the seashell
I took from it

Raquel D. Bailey Raquel D. Bailey is a mother and professional Event Planner, originally from St. Andrew, Jamaica. She is a Florida State University graduate with a BA in English (Creative Writing). Her fictional short short, "Fred's Port," is the 2007 second place finalist in the annual Chistell Writing Contest and was also published in BigPond Rumour. More of her published work can be found in The Heron's Nest, Acorn, Shamrock Haiku Journal, Wisteria and Chrysanthemum.

She recently launched her own poetry website and contest at Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine, devoted to haiku: