marlene mountain
one-line haiku sequence
august-september 1985


nippon sequence

bar he scratches out japan writes nippon
are women in america beaten she asks
the geisha does what she's not supposed to do
we don't write winter haiku in summer
our talk his wife and daughter behind curtains
rinds bob at the shoreline
lot of luggage through hiroshima laughing *
woman at home who is she


Frogpond 9:3 1986

line change August 1989
* lot of luggage through hiroshima as if forever

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