Monday, November 3, 2014

Haiku by Matthew Valdespino

Our last thanksgiving
Turkey stuffed with words of death
We smile and laugh

There's more to the rain
Than a slippery sidewalk
Think of the flowers

Matthew Valdespino is a 23 year old graduate of the University of Pennsylvania currently living in Tacoma.  After spending the past year working on farms in Lynden, Washington and Central Chile, he has moved into the Seattle-Tacoma area to pursue his interests in Poetry on a more full time basis.  His work tends to explore limitations, both of himself and those around him, the virtue of struggle, and the city of Seattle.

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