marlene mountain
one-line linked haiku


marlene mountain   wally swist

one-line linked haiku     july 1994-march 1995

man to woman woman to man

man to woman to hotline counselor: i'm gonna o.j. you
in anger  her feet crushing  recyclable
we say tomato an tomato they say genetically engineered
drive-by  the cold gleam  of the shooter's eyes
estrogens on the loose is the future female again or gone
the metaphor of myth misread as fact  the goddess lost

reverse sexism  the male secretary  ridiculed  then fired

is the moon full 'compassion fatigue'
rising out of the unconscious  the sting of a sea urchin's spines
ancient greek and hebrew no word for homosexual
yet, 'Thunder, Perfect Mind'  a gnostic text  written by a woman
august 1994 ex-kamikaze pilot: i apologize that i lived
weighted down with regrets  the suicide steps off  the bridge
buffalo out of the nickel into itself
my clumsy caress  touching the spot  where her husband hit her
'a very nice individual' mr lawyer of mr salvi
the pregnant nun found dead  a twisted coat hanger in a pool of blood
at least art jesus in urine

14m) after nick virgilio

Raw Nervz Haiku 3:1

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