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  August 2008
volume 6 number 2
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Deborah P Kolodji August 2008



art by lizbeth palma

    Deborah P Kolodji is the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America, the moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group, and a member of the board of directors for Haiku North America. Her first full-length book of haiku, highway of sleeping towns, was recently published by Shabda Press.
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Ghost cries
through cobbled streets,
a spectral fishmonger
still "wheels her barrow, alive! O"
in song.

copyright 2008 Deborah P Kolodji



Ohm's Law

of resistance
against attraction's amps
the current through my body when
we met

(1 ohm is the resistance value through which one volt will maintain a current of one ampere)

copyright 2008 Deborah P Kolodji




Pleasantly plump she
is not anorexic,
curves that drop jaws
in cascading lines as she walks
into a room of male patients.

a once over-educated male
whispers as if caressing air
with Swedish fantasies.

Pretending to be fresh
from forgotten beaches,
her feet flop in zori –
this fact alone could re-convince
a sane mind against
her terrible delusion…

Zöe thinks
she is an elephant.

Exasperated therapists ask
but where’s your trunk?
and she smiles a scrabble
champion smile.

I use it to drum
my zzxjoanw

but only she knows
it’s supposed to be a Maori drum—
she does have the memory
of an elephant

copyright 2008 Deborah P Kolodji