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Spring 2005, vol 3 no 1


  Senryu ~ #1,   Al Pizzarelli    [ bio ] [ email ]


down south –
waitress with a bee-hive
calls me “honey”

      —Stanford M. Forrester



selling worms
at a roadside shop –
the master baiter

      —Robert Wilson



the body builder
parades the undersized trout:
his wife's knowing smile

      —Mike Dillon



Amish girl
hangs out her underclothes
inside the bed sheets

      —Patricia Neubauer



school photo
the frown my sister
grew into

      —Roberta Beary



An unexpected guest.
Grandpa wipes his dusty hands
on his breeches.

      —Sasa Vazic



Tired of the stories –
someone else
getting to know me
      —John Stevenson



sure you can sleep here
she says
pointing to the couch

      —Mykel Board



passing the beggar –
my pockets start
to jingle

      —Barry George



promotion pending
I light my boss's
cigarette

      —Stephen Toft



taking off my shoes
after a long workday –
thinking of my father

      —Cor van den Heuvel



My mother-in-law –
again she refers to me
as SHE.

      —Alexis Rotella



now that I’m over
my bad mood,
she’s in one

      —Tom Clausen



debating divorce...
the pickle jar
resists all her efforts

      —Chad Robinson



scolded
my daughter searches
for a lost doll

      —LeRoy Gorman



red light district –
spray painted "wo" on the
"men at work" sign

      —Jörgen Johansson



confessional . . .
relieved to find the priest
speaks only French

      —Ernest Berry



with each year
the old bent priest
grows closer to the children

      —L. A. Dona



opening the front door
i discover my blind date
really is

      —Brenda J Gannam



sucking seeds
from pomegranates
our faces like fish

—Michael McClintock



remote control –
I absentmindedly try
to mute my wife

      —Carlos Colon



“Petunias! I found petunias!”
Shouts Aunt Sophie,
then fractures her tibia.

      —Alan Pizzarelli



fainting at the sound
of the f-word ...
she misses the sunset

      —Carol Raisfeld



the great clown
sweeps & sweeps the spotlight
into nothing

      —Anita Virgil

 

 
 

CREDITS - previously published work:

Roberta Beary: “school photo” from penumbra, Copyright © 2004 by Roberta Beary: by permission of the author.

Ernest Berry: “confessional” from forgotten war, Post Pressed, Flaxton Australia, Copyright © 2000 by Ernest Berry: by permission of the author.

Mykel Board: “sure you can sleep here” from Woodshavings, Spring Street Haiku Group NYC, Copyright © 1994 by Mykel Board: by permission of the author.

Carlos Colon: “remote control” from Presence #18, Copyright © 2002 by Carlos Colon: by permission of the author.

LeRoy Gorman: “scolded” from The Glass Bell, King’s Road Press, Copyright © 1991 by LeRoy Gorman: by permission of the author.

Alexis Rotella: “My mother-in-law” from Looking For A Prince, White Peony Press, Copyright © 1991 by Alexis Rotella: by permission of the author.

Anita Virgil: “the great clown” from bottle rockets, Copyright © 2004 by Anita Virgil: by permission of the author.


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