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Pre issue - Single haiku & Sequences This “demo”-version acts as an example that - along with our words of what kind of haiku we’re looking for - should serve as a visual example.

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nitrating cellulose and emulsion new illnesses in the wind

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stairs of liquorice falling I become a burst of dandelion seeds

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all those red apples amongst the blue tit

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dandelion: dos & don’ts

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it’s a posture (and an attitude) nevertheless a lily grows in a poem

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raised voices in urdu door slams thru the wall

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enough to make a garden statue weep this summer rain

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end of matins I decode into genomes into petals

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all the desolate villages this one with the trampoline ascends to heaven

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cherry blossoms the polka-dot hearse

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giallo this restricted area my birthplace

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the blur of a planet what opens

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2012 hanging judge left with a stiff

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Os Sacrum this pear on Plato’s diaphragm

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jazz standards (u know, the same the others played) does habitual thinking resemble a rose?

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spell it out in silver snail the journey always home

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morning moon I think I met the man who kills you

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from an anatomic atlas the cherry boy weaves the pinkest fog of all

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lovely blue the out stretched branches of bill boards 21


dust me a tottering tower of once were trees

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H=K=L=0 each love number sleeps

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the nothing I dropped from still

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at it again the old celibates nosing in wombs

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my spare self a vegetarian on a meatship

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gas chambers filled with tourists

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will you remain glass I adapt circular movements

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first confession the priest’s restless leg

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rethink my clothes black with crows

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3/4 of a rhythm and a jump where Jacob’s ladder was

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quick she’s over the hedge big moon

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SeQuences/

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12 Bars

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this year proximity defined by my right hand ”of wandering mind” in the rap sheet I’m off first aid kits piling up the room is healed a pocket full of rings he invents the future glasses thick a walls the jam is full of E’s the moon ignores him dying his hair red

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a sudden death of worms we have keys that fits most locks a 24 grams plastic car on a freighter from China the cook has a flu I’ll add this to the moon cold coffee and stale ham an electric god and the voltage is wrong there’s no home in the homeland 12 bars for John Lee sundown the rest is done by incense 38


nouveau house

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sun-dust where the wall was nouveau house room to room

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thru stained glass a neighbour’s silhouette raindrops the infinite faces of moon mid-morning fox by the door bold as brass with a limp

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season of slush-pong the factory-farm lane hedge-gaps a tortoise with spring might push thru cro-magnons ahead i-phone says turn around ruched as a brain in a bowl in the fridge last night’s noodles

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Page: Singles 2. Johannes S. H. Bjerg 3. Alan Summers 4. JSHB 5. AS 6. Aditya Bahl 7. JSHB 8. Sheila Windsor 9. SW 10. AS 11. JSHB 12. SW 13. AS 14. JSHB 15. SW 16. AS 17. JSHB 18. SW 19. AS 20. JSHB 21. AB 22. SW 23. P (SW)

24. AS 25. JSHB 26. SW 27. AS 28. AB 29. JSHB 30. SW 31. AS 32. JSHB 33. SW 34. JSHB

Bones is published twice a year on June 15 and December 15. Submission deadlines are October 15 - November 15  for the December issue & April 15 - May 15 for the June issue

Page: Sequences 12 Bars: Johannes S. H. Bjerg Nouveau House: Sheila Windsor Artwork p. 39: SW

Submissions: submission (at) bonesjournal (dot) com with “Submission to bones” in the subject line. Please include the works in the body of the email AND as an attached file  (doc, docx, rtf ). Works submitted outside these periods won’t be considered nor held on to.

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