Salad Anniversary -A book about Haiku
Your left hand,
exploring my fingers one by one-
maybe this is love
Secretly I try on your jacket,
drinking in your smell,
and strike a pose like James Dean
Remembering your joke,
I giggle out loud
In the middles of a crowd
Ring after ring tell me you’re out-
I listen fondly,
Grateful for any clue
Admonished to stop writing of romance-
What’s poetry, then?
Just another way to get a man?
-Machi Tawara copyright 1989
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