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Independence Day

I struggle to free myself

from a wet swimsuit

       Third Place, Brady Senryu Contest 2005, also published in Frogpond, Volume XXIX, Number 1, Winter 2006

 

 

tomato seedlings–

my young daughter shows me

her muscles

       Winner, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2006

 

 

 the way she sings

when no one is listening

cherry blossom dusk

       Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2007

 

 

still composing

the good-bye I never said–

September sky

       Runner-up, Haiku Calendar Competition 2007

 

 

and so I agree

not to die before she does–

the sound of crickets

           Second Place Haiku, 2008 San Francisco International Competition Haiku, Senryu, Tanka and Rengay

 

 

higher than the roof

the peace rose planted

three wars ago

               Honorable Mention- Haiku, 2008 San Francisco International Competition Haiku, Senryu, Tanka and Rengay

 

 

corn maze–

we tell the kids

to get lost

             Second Place- Senryu, 2008 San Francisco International Competition Haiku, Senryu, Tanka and Rengay

 

 

torrential rain–

I bring some in

with the groceries

          Mariposa #16, Spring 2007

 

 

typhoon warning

I tug a snail from his shell

with my teeth

          Mariposa #17, Fall 2007

 

 

another piercing

and spring

becomes summer

         Mariposa 18, Spring 2008, and Dandelion Clocks, 2008 Haiku Society of America Membership Anthology

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