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Spring 2008, vol 6 no 1


Richard Krawiec


New Year's morn
on the gravel driveway
loud leaf-scuttle
  flooding rain
the white safari hat
on the black mailman
in the cool gallery
only the wooden railings
covered with quilts
  end of summer
the streets littered
with dead cicadas
first frost
all the iron benches

Krawiec Richard Krawiec has published two novels, a collection of stories, four plays and hundreds of poems, essays, and feature articles. His chapbook of poems, Breakdown, is due out in March, 2008. His haiku appear in publications around the world, including Modern Haiku, Heron's Nest, bottle rockets, Frogpond, and elsewhere. He edited the anthology Taboo Haiku.