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Winter 2008, vol 6 no 4


Jared Carter


waves of heat
hitchhiker's suitcase
patched with duct tape
  overcast day
bottom drawer lined
with old newspaper
acorns falling
even at this hour
someone knocks
  approaching storm
mowers scythe
into the twilight
morning star
the chained dog
still barking

Jared Carter lives in Indianapolis. His work has appeared in The Heron's Nest, Simply Haiku, and Shamrock Haiku Journal. His fourth book of poems, Cross this Bridge at a Walk, is available from Wind Publications in Kentucky. He maintains a web site at .