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Summer 2009, vol 7 no 2


Our Neighbor's Tree: New Shisan


dogwood in bloom—

fresh-picked grapefruit

from our neighbor's tree


 thwack thwack thwack

the leaf  blower's loose belt


drizzling out

of  the mesh melt,

molten glass patterns





on Kristallnacht, street thugs

prowl the cold Berlin night


quick, quick,

get into the closet

we need to hide


a child who dresses-up

in 'borrowed' red lipstick






by funnel clouds

papa's prize bull


reaching for eggs

such warm willing breasts


not here

in the buffet line

you silly old fool





lingering heat

under a bow-stretched  moon


the insects' last song

stirs the smell of crushed

bitter herbs


with chartreuse and a wink

the clean-cut cabin steward


By  Karen Cesar, February 21, 2009

Related items in this issue of Simply Haiku: A Beginner's Solo Renku, by Karen Cesar.


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