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Autumn 2008, vol 6 no 3


Kate MacQueen


home at last
the birdsong i didn't know
i missed
  dog days
the crunch and sink
of crutches in gravel
sleet on the skylight
her sinuous brushing beat
on the washboard
  clear light
through the sweetgum leaves
crickets trill
lunar eclipse
the diva fades
into the crowd

Kate MacQueen Kate MacQueen writes most of her poetry along New Hope Creek in North Carolina and the rest of it on airplanes and in hotels. She was a founding member of pinecone: the North Georgia Haiku Society and is a happy adoptee of the North Carolina Haiku Society. Her work has sporadically appeared in a variety of publications including Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest, Frogpond, Acorn, Contemporary Haibun & Haiga and big sky: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku. She was a runner-up in the Snapshot Press Haiku Calendar Competition in 2000 and 2008.