Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
About Simply Haiku
Summer 2006, vol 4 no 2
In two days she turns just twenty-one. Twenty-one. So young. So pale.
I tell her she should stay away from the bars. I tell her she should
go out west and save the whales, or a redwood-or the endangered
laughter of working-class people who go out on porches at dusk
to hum the same hymns over and over in their heads that their grand-
parents did. She tells me that saving herself from her father is hard
a window display
of hunter's orange
My name is Andrew Riutta. I live in Traverse City, Michigan, along with my wife Lori and my three year old daughter, Issabella. I've been writing now for a little over twelve years.
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