Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
About Simply Haiku
Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2
My girlfriend's on vacation in Los Angeles, and my
folks moved to Baltimore last month. Here in Joplin,
it's a perfect summer night.
There are maybe 50 people in the stands, the usual
array of groupies hanging along the third base line like
wet clothes, and a fog of moths circling the stadium
I take the mound. A third of an inning later, Ernie takes
the ball, and shakes his head. My line score reads . . .
H R ER BB K
7 8 8 3 0
For the most part, the fans are silent, except for the
big man beneath the "i love cold beer & hot women"
cap. You'd think I killed his mother. He really gives
me what for . . .
booed & cursed . . .
it's a comfort to know
Ed Markowski lives and writes in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
His poetry was featured at Cornell University's Mann
Library in March of 2005.
Copyright 2006: Simply Haiku