Simply Haiku: An E-Journal of Haiku and Related Forms
September-October 2004, vol. 2, no. 5

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Deborah P. Kolodji: Haiku

cell phone beeps  
she takes off her shoes  
at the airport checkpoint desert moon
  the twisted shadow
  of a Joshua Tree
rows of corn  
my friend's son shows me  
his toy tractor saguaro cactus
  Grandfather lifts his arms
  to the sun
the long wait  
at the seafood restaurant  
tide pool anemones  

Deborah P. Kolodji, a proud Trojan with a mathematics degree from the University of Southern California, works in information technology to fund her poetry obsessions and to pay for her children's continually increasing college tuition (including tuition for a son at that rival university – UCLA).

She is a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Southern California Haiku Study Group, the California State Poetry Society, the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and the Sierra Club.

Her work has appeared in Modern Haiku, bottle rockets, The Heron's Nest, Hummingbird, The Mainichi Daily News, and many other journals both on and off the web. One of her haiku can be found within the pages of the 2003 edition of the Red Moon Anthology. She is the editor and co-founder of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal.

When not writing poetry or fixing broken servers and databases, she can be found hiking on the wild side of Los Angeles or wandering the beaches looking for new kigo.