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Winter 2008, vol 6 no 4


Raquel D. Bailey


deep winter
       his breath
               holding mine
  his black and white picture
still in the window...
                             gray winter clouds
crescent moon
I still remember
his smile
we measure the lengths
of our scars
summer stars:
we each hold
         a candle

Raquel D. Bailey Raquel D. Bailey, a mother and Special Event Manager for the Children's Campaign, Inc., is originally from St. Andrew, Jamaica. She graduated from Florida State University with a BA in English. She received Honorable Mention in the 2007 Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest, Japan. Her poetry has been published in The Heron's Nest, Other Poetry, Modern Haiku, Acorn, Simply Haiku, Presence, Frogpond, Mainichi Daily News, Chrysanthemum, Shamrock, Wisteria, and Cider Press Review. She is the founding editor of Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine: