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Spring 2009, vol 7 no 1


Untitled Dreams
Adelaide B. Shaw


Often the same dream, unfolding contradictions. In college, missing classes, wanting a car; out of college, no job, driving to class; graduating, quitting before the last year, late for class; riding the bus, walking fast, reading the want ads; feeling guilty, making plans for tomorrow, giving in to inertia and confusion.

early morning crows
not understanding
their anger or mine


Adelaide B. Shaw Adelaide B. Shaw writes haiku, tanka and haibun, as well as short stories. Her work has appeared in a number of journals, both in print and online, in the US and abroad. She and her husband live in a small town in upstate New York. Her book of haiku, An Unknown Road, is available at . Her blog is .