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Monday, November 19, 2012

FOR BOTH: TWO HAIKU

by Mary Krane Derr


Image source:   EPA/MOHAMMED SABER in The Telegraph


Israel, Gaza:
same panic rockets over
next-of-kin faces.

Parents dash to shield
children with their bodies though
bodies can't suffice.



Mary Krane Derr is a poet, writer, musician, and nonviolence activist from the South Side of Chicago. Her poems "Rubble Dream,", "At This Address," "Prevents Conception/By Her Very Own Choice,"   and "Transit of Venus?" all previously appeared in The New Verse News"Transit of Venus?" has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.