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Saturday, August 26, 2006


by Deborah P. Kolodji

of the glamour
from meteor showers,
she hogs up the sky, wants to be
a star.

(August 2006: Annual Perseid meteor shower to be dimmed by bright gibbous waning moon)

Deborah P. Kolodji's new chapbook of cinquains and haiku, unfinished book, is available from Shadow Poetry. Her first chapbook, Seaside Moon, is a winner of the Virgil Hutton Haiku Memorial Chapbook Award. She is one of 17 haiku poets included in The New Resonance 4: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku by Red Moon Press.