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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2


Haiku ~ Esther Theiler


first skink of spring  
crushed - the dawn  
on its silver belly  
  ears plastered by the rain
  the dead koala
its arm still slung over a branch
each Friday on my walk  
the cleaner at the window  
of the rich house  
  thirsty afternoon
  a little less of the sky now
  in my glass
even the new faux Gothic pile  
has cracks under the eaves  
where baby birds scrabble  

Esther Theiler lives on the outskirts of Melbourne in the south of Australia. Her haiku has been published in Simply Haiku, paper wasp, World Haiku Review, Modern Haiku and others and she also writes stories and other forms of poetry.

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