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ones

journal for contemporary haiku

No. 6 March15, 2015

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shouting star

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casually rewriting a frog

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in between ancient fears a new condom

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inside my body someone turned on the light

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[your crucifixion image goes here]

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mouth open at the rainbow’s stump

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counting star-bones after the loss of sunset wars

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stยบne on st0ne on stOne

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you need a shell company maybe a conch

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tide pool rippling her biological clock

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Mastectomy she wakes up alone.

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miles from anywhere the mushrooms kick in

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photo bombed post-traumatic stress disorder

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my head a swirl of starlings - i’m st / ill

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new snow – a junco’s anus revealed

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a distant white mountain where external memory is stored

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samantha -reminding myself form is emptiness

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Mannich reaction - no drawing of millions tear-stained eyes

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in a landscape painting part of it

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election day preparing the fermented rice keeps us heard

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Euler’s number your litany of unrepeatable excuses

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confirmation bias everywhere the glorious absence of gods

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assassination random acts of kindness

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first victims two flies copulate

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cloche hat my grandmother in paris before everything

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leached by bamboo nodes a hope serum

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killing fields the god whisperer

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endless sky telephone wires make it bearable

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wind turbine in waves as quiet as far

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stacking firewood a splinter from the Age of Steam

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susceptibility testing  h                o t   e    t   em   r   of   h  r   han              r                        e             d

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glacier valley                  we share a lost child

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the window cleaner’s ladder leaves two small holes in the planet

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mitosis anna woods beyond your reflection

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seasonless I recognize a giant by its garbage

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biking with special forces cyclops

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decades of carte blanche the bill bickering slides home

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monetizing downtime her make-believe lemonade stand

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it hovers somewhere fumbled by children maybe my dying breath

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remnants of an ancient war in the pre-dolphin era

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a baton whooshes in C#

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crnour

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talk of myths low sun smears the windscreen

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April hedged in apartment shaped financial instruments

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where the punctuation in a sea shell

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cameras flashing back at him Michelangelo’s ‘David’

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pillage

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clouds cementing migraine

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oxidation i can’t remember when

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out of Seisensui’s furoshiki an American octopus

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without her moondancing

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market stalls Father searches for a new spine

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ceiling tiles still ceiling tiles neck ultrasound

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sheeting rain voices softer as i well

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the drone’s malfunction killed a man who killed a man who killed a man who [‌]

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Trinity the Bomb hijacked a religion

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my inevitable death mayflies

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the long parentheses of insomnia

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SeQuences /

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denatured lines torpor crash a rumored beam of blue ice   thought spores my sodden head frogged   clogging mind-scapes some balls sized a hairbreadth   escorted to justice in lieu of de-neutered a queen bee   a bat murder journal-ed cathedral lie   hedge torsos a ghost sky misshaped in thaw   wedged between his incisors war missives    the language of buttons rephrased defense tactics    a dunce-capped tooth missing his crown   passed on as rootless my denatured lines 68


Tomorrow’s Leaf

in the predawn praying hush of silence

slicing, slicing, me in half baby’s breath

left behind the old dream footprints & I

spring buds into the morass of summer

a bed flat on my back cold winter night

still so awake anywhere else day moon

below the neon light a trembling flower

‘tween two sides of the river leaf boats

deeply into the wet tundra a happy sun

drifting into nowhere to go a rain song

no homeless in the bird’s womb stones

watered roots on earth tomorrow’s leaf

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Magellan

map refolded   another world’s edge another longitude to draw onto waves further out    the horizon    on course the me on a boat with sails

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Cloud Catcher after chemo out of the car wash into the clouds adopting the pace of my father his father the river’s slow bend when everything was everything half my life ago bottom of the bucket list a stone with nowhere to skip names we are given names we take: Cloud Catcher

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winter shears

holidays of deep winter ripping me stalled xmas cards Sirius dog star dawdles a quarter of pain memories metastasized stitched by pain knitted brow sheep not visiting my dreams oceans not plover shores sheep sheared synaptically

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index 2 Olivier Schopfer 3 Richardt Gilbert 4 Andrea Cecon 5 Mark Levy 6 Joy MacVane 7 Helen Buckingham 8 Alegria Imperial 9 Debbie Strange 10 eve luckring 11 visual: Day Bonifide 12 Bouwe brouwer 13 Alexis Rotella 14 John McManus 15 Johnny Baranski 16 Mark Holloway 17 Donna Fleischer 18 Markeith Chavous 19 visual Day a stich 20 Michelle Tennison 21 Richard Gilbert 22 ramona linke 23 Joseph Aversano 24 Ken Sawitri 25 Deborah P Kolodji 26 Mark Holloway 27 visual Day Thinning of the ethical muscle 28 Johnny Baranski 29 Andrea Cecon 30 Andrew O. Dugas 31 Alegria Imperial 32 Helen Buckingham

33 Lisa Espenmiller 34 Joseph Aversano 35 Mark E. Brager 36 ramona linke 37 visual Day Stent 38 Bouwe brouwer 39 Mark Holloway 40 Richard Gilbert 41 Ken Sawitri 42 Susan Burch 43 Susan Diridoni 44 Peter Newton 45 Patrick Doerksen 46 Michelle Tennison 47 visual Day Figvra 31 48 Shloka Shankar 49 Roland Packer 50 Mark Holloway 51 eve luckring 52 Deborah P Kolodji 53 Devin Harrison 54 Debbie Strange 55 Brian Robertson 56 Bouwe brouwer 57 visual Day Busy Bone 58 eve luckring 59 Greg Longenecker 60 John McManus 61 Lisa Espenmiller 62 Richard Gilbert 63 Andrea Cecon 64 Johnny Baranski 65 Snibril Fray 75

66 Olivier Schopfer sequences 68 Alegria Imperial 69 Ernesto P. Santiago 70 visual Day Inoculum 71 Joseph Aversano 72 Peter Newton 73 Susan Diridoni 74 visual Day Scan Graphics by Cherie Hunter Day Editors: Aditya Bahl Alan Summers Johannes S. H. Bjerg Copyright © Bones, 2015. All works herein are the property of the authors and artists. No work may be republished or used in any way without their explicit permission. Primary journal: www.bonesjournal.com where specifics for submission of work is stated

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