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Autumn 2006, vol 4 no 3


Dave Baldwin

my glass is filled
with dusk tonight
I swirl the west and think of you
and sip the stars
down to the stem


repair work
on the dam
emptying out
the harmony
of water and mud


a pinwheeling leaf
strikes the watercourse
and floats around the bend
gone forever
do you ever think of me?


looking ahead to the past
remembering the future
one datastream
the road from home
is a road leading home


phosphorous flares
illuminate those
about to die
Huey gunships
are pissing bullets


the open hand
of the dogwood flower
is now a brown fist
an elderly couple
eats in silence


Dave Baldwin is a freelance technical writer and editor who lives near Eugene, Oregon. He has spent most of the last 12 years in the software industry. Dave is the president of the Oregon Haiku & Tanka Society for 2006.