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Autumn 2006, vol 4 no 3




storming for days . . .
still, there's something about
the scent of rain
  Father's hands
the day he carried in
an orphaned pigeon
Aurora Borealis . . .
he describes it
without blinking
  autumn rain . . .
where he slept
blossom time . . .
she doesn't speak of him
but I know that faraway look

Naia A fifth generation native Californian, Naia was raised in a country home in the Sacramento farm valley and attended college at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo. Naia's poetry and haiga have appeared world-wide in magazines, books, anthologies, e-journals, and newsletters.