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Summer 2008, vol 6 no 2


Curtis Dunlap


country road—
breaking the speed limit
to elude a storm
  muggy afternoon—
the water snake strikes
from beneath the lily pads
county fair—
a butterfly spinning
in the limo's wake
wings inverted
in the spider's web
reminding me
that I'm not alone

Curtis Dunlap lives near the confluence of the Mayo and Dan rivers in Mayodan, North Carolina. He has been published in a variety of anthologies and journals including Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, Magnapoets, Modern Haiku, A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku, Simply Haiku, big sky: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, red lights, Ribbons, and Valley Voices. He was awarded 3rd Prize in the 11th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition in 2006. His personal haiku and related forms web site is located at