Abyss & Apex : First Quarter 2006

a Mars cycle

untitled scifaiku


by Deborah P. Kolodji


purple confetti
our jacaranda tree
doesn’t do well on Mars


being human
on a planet of threesomes
no shower cold enough


alien stepchild
the empty sleep birth
of a spacer’s wife



Deborah P Kolodji is a native Californian whose work has appeared in Modern Haiku, Acorn, Frogpond, Strange Horizons, Scifaikuest, Star*Line,  and many other places. Her first haiku collection, Seaside Moon, is a winner of the Virgil Hutton Haiku Memorial Award Chapbook contest. (http://www.geocities.com/sakipress) 

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