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Autumn 2008, vol 6 no 3


Tyrone McDonald


Thanksgiving dinner --
we pretend not to hear
the fire engines
  the seagull
displays its wing span --
basketball court
kiddie party,
the adults' alone time ...
  Christmas --
the coins behind the radiator
i'll never reach
New Year's Day
the baby spits out
black eye peas

Tyrone McDonald Tyrone McDonald is a Brooklyn resident. His haiku/senyru and tanka have appeared in Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, The Heron's Nest, Modern Tanka, the defunct Raw NerVZ and Black Bough, South by Southeast, Frogpond, and Haiku Presence.