Two Haikus

artist: alis laura by Gerard Sarnat Oedipal Inadequate dad’s persona of perfection is a projectile. Have Faith? Canon, curse, sermon, tongues, discourse, dharma, bible — ishkabibble ___ Gerard Sarnat is a physician who’s built and staffed homeless and prison clinics as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. He won the Poetry in the…

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She Said

Artist: Matias Alonso Revelli  by Lauren Bender quickly, the rules of shacking up in a she shed. turn away from your real house like others turn away from satan, sparkling with distaste. display your set of chairs and their soft porch cushions. embrace those who register words rather than how outrageous the words are. those…

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Honeymoon on the Volga

by William Doreski This is our third honeymoon and the first on which you’ve spoken to me, to anyone. The Volga flows under our little room. The innkeeper wields no recognizable language. Your native Russian means nothing to him. When English falls from my mouth it writhes on the carpet, where he extinguishes it with…

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