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Spring 2007, vol 5 no 1

HAIKU

Francis Masat

 

AIDS monument
winter rain
on a new name
 
   
  cemetery –
the lilting descent
of a leaf
   
window screen –
again the gecko
comes at twilight
 
   
  city park –
bare limbs quake
in the wind
 
sunset –
another shade
of red appears
 
   

Francis Masat Francis Masat moved to Key West, Florida, after 35 years as a university professor in the Midwest and New Jersey. He now enjoys living, volunteering, and writing in a tropical setting.

His older work appears in Avant, Instructor, Liberal Education, Mathematics Magazine, Pony Tracks and Buffalo Trails, and The Pentagon.

Recent work, which reflects his Midwest roots, some new directions, and the tropics, has been accepted by Amaze, Artistry in Poetry, bottle rockets, Frog Pond, Haiku Harvest, Haiku Spirit, Heron's Nest, Illinois Times, Life in Alaska, Lynx, Mayfly, Modern Haiku, Muse, Apprentice Guild, Paper Wasp, Poetry Midwest, Prairie Poetry, Short Stuff, Solares Hill, Tiny Words, and others.