marlene mountain
one-line haiku sequence
january 1986


a sequence before spring

the heat a painting idea remains just that
    hugs then everyone leaves
my lawyer tells me her problems flies of summer
    on hold the heat
autumn wind another rip off on a good deal
    labor day unemployed
we three by the pond he mentions poverty first
    autumn day the red tape of it all
doctor's office a halloween skeleton dangles crooked
    winter returns another used car
country road beneath the curve sign a commode
    heavy snow an excuse to be my age
distracted the poem turns into a grocery list
    winter night white clothes in the wash


       Wind Chimes #21 1987

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