H.Gene Murtha Contest – 2019

ultrasound gel

as she circles the probe

I read her face

(First Prize)

***

cancer diagnosis

i add a red lipstick

to my collection

(Highly commended)

First published in Wild, The British Haiku Society Anthology 2019

www.haikuhut.com/MurthaContestResults2019.pdf

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Tanka

departure lounge

I read the news of her death

on my iPad

in the darkness outside

the receding taillights of a plane

 

 

For Rachel Sutcliffe

 

 

(Blithe Spirit Vol.29 Number2)