marlene mountain
one-line linked haiku


marlene mountain  ruth yarrow  (mike yarrow)

one-line linked haiku   c april 1986-january 1989


spring begins

anath slays mot and revives baal spring begins
male clinging the female toad submerges their eyes
insistent chiggers & repressive policies of the government
restless curtains in the night window
star wars a good rain a loan to the dentist when god was a woman
stretching this morning my breasts and biceps swell
wish i had known when young 1-20 crones like i am now
PTA another older mom our crowsfeet crinkle
the conversation turns to welfare cheese
mentioning Chernobyl a fondue bubble bursts
whitehouse a lie another lie another lie another lie another
under the tomato under plastic wrap a rotten spot
1st the good news grocery meat kills 6 americans a day
washing her doll she sings 'Thank goodness for Chef Boyardee' *
dr helen: men--physicians for social responsibility--did me in
surgeon looking down: you asked that question yesterday
patri a woman can't get too radical archy
letter to the editor her yellow pencil flashing
new goal slightly infamous and above the poverty level
passing the homeless shelter--and their mothers' lives?
prefer descent from a female ape than from a male rib
rolling around between our rib cages my breasts
winter night a long look back to look at now
crossing guard: too much ozone here, too little up there
another committee for another [run-a]round of talks
while reading the minutes another rainforest species felled
sexism of a field guide to the birds

* mike's link 14

Lynx sp/sum 1991

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