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Two Haibun – Blithe Spirit

Denial   I did not want to hear it.   Your blood pressure is too high, the doctor said. This is serious. You might have a heart attack. I’m going to prescribe some pills. Take one every morning.   thunderheads … Continue reading

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Senryu – Failed Haiku

  broken gate against the wall father drunk again     heads up through the sunroof emergency cesarean     nursing home her last cup of tea gone cold Martha Magenta   Failed Haiku – A Journal of Senryu, Volume … Continue reading

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Haiku

  lingering snow grandfather’s silent accordion   © Martha Magenta Cattails, the journal of the United Haiku & Tanka Society – April 2018 http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattailsApril2018.pdf

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Senryu

  Alzheimer’s— a balloon on a stick says get well soon   lost voice – the doctor searches with a camera   silver slipper moon— I fail to fit his image of me   #shithole my neighbour builds a higher … Continue reading

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Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse (haibun)

  Entering the waiting room, everyone leaves a vacant seat between themselves and the next patient. Until it becomes so full, that late arrivals squeeze into the in-between seats, trying not to touch the patients next to them. I gaze … Continue reading

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Haiku

  vanishing rainforest paper cup paper cup paper cup   diagnosis— another storm wave hits the rocks   aubrieta— the blues in my cracks   the spark of train wheels starry night   © Martha Magenta Haiku Canada Review October … Continue reading

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Haiku in the Workplace

  supernova — the office star gets a boost © Martha Magenta Haiku in the Workplace, Troutswirl The Haiku Foundation blog September 7, 2017 https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/09/06/haiku-in-the-workplace-burnout/

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