(finer)

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early spring sun I grate him finer and finer

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Frogpond 35.3

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January if I ever rise from the dead

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Dribbling from my mouth into the standpipe this sentence all I eviscerate.

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2

The god that disappeared between massacres one of the four names he was known by in the south.

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3

On the bulletproof vest ancient ideograms for target practice.

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4

Rolling away the exsanguinated bodies a child carries a doll with an extra limb.

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5

Next to the Victrola a wasps’ nest for sale sitting inside it I plan my own assassination.

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6

Cutting spare keys for a blown-glass dungeon.

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7

In the eye of a hurricane kick-the-can and a slip knot.

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8

Drip-drying a body cast in the middle of a plaster war.

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9

Black velvet never thought she was good enough to be amputated.

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10

If no one deboned it shoving torture to the other end of the sofa.

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a day in the life

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morning rain
the tapping
of my spoon
against the cereal bowl

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all the people
in the other cars
not me

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slate sky restoring a previous version

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noon haze
between office buildings
I repeat my password

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leaving
the parking
………garage
……………the fog
…..through
..the automatic
…….gate

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favourite*

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Haiku New Zealand asked me a while back to write up a list of my favorite haiku for their web site, which I agreed to do even though I thought it would be very hard. I was wrong. I won’t say any more about that because I say it over at Haiku New Zealand, so check it out.

So now I’m curious about what other people’s favorite haiku are. Do you have any? Do you think it would be hard to decide on some? What do you think of my choices? What are you having for lunch? Comment below.

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*One of my favorite things about this entire project was having my bland American spelling of “favorite” corrected to make it more New Zealand-y.

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