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Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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Five Senryu by
Michael Chacko Daniels



The Twig

 

Fall strips the tall tree

but lets a lonely twig hold

little yellow leaves. 

 

 

The Spreading Chestnut Tree

 

A rain of spiky 

ocher burs — Jon dons helmet

and tough leather shoes? 
 

 

Buffers

 
Our London plane trees

lining both sides of the street

knuckle winter winds.

 

 

Evening in San Francisco

 

Half a slice of moon—

near the bus stop, flowers turn

a burnt sienna 
 
 

Waiting for the Taxidermist

 

Taxidermist rests —

hands crossed: the spotted bird

awaits, unruffled.