Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Haiku by Alexis Rhone Fancher

Murderous Insects Haiku


Killed the mosquito
that bit you in the kitchen.
Your blood on my hands.


Spider in our bed.
He bit you ‘cause you’re sweeter.
Time I rubbed him out.


Tijuana Dulce:

Sugar clings to jar.
Ants cling to the sugar. A
Mexican standoff.


Moth rams my window.
Caught in my hand, flutter soft.
It feels like dying.

Writer/photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher’s latest chapbook is Gidget Goes To The Ghetto. Her “pillow book,” explicit, came out in 2010. She studies with the poet, Jack Grapes, and is a member of his L.A. Poets & Writers Collective. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in High Coupe, Mas Tequila Review, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, Cultural Weekly, Tell Your True Tale, Downer agazine, Bare Hands Anthology, Ireland, The Sun Magazine, Spark Off Rose, The Poetry Juice Bar and elsewhere. Her erotic thriller, Annie’s Sinful Nature, awaits publication.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Haiku by Loretta Oleck

Cicada Shell

She wants attention
just the same as the children.
Twining vines choke trees.

We have become one
of those couples without words.
Longing for mangoes.

Thirteen moons later
he leaves before I knew him.
No compass, no lamp.

Loretta Oleck is a poet and psychotherapist. Her poetry has been published in The Westchester Review, Feminist Studies, The Mom Egg, Commonline Journal, St. Somewhere, Laughing Earth, Poetica Magazine, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, among others. More recently her work has been performed at The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, as well as at other venues in and around New York. She holds a Masters degree in Creative Writing from New York University.