Friday, January 15, 2016

Haiku by Robert E. Petras

In a wheelchair
My mother watching
A goose sit on her nest

My wife's reflection
On the snow-rimmed ice
The second silence

Upside down
I look at the duck
Upside down

Inside my ear
These gnats
Play tag

What did they eat
Before I arrived
These mosquitoes

Robert E. Petras is a graduate of West Liberty University and a resident of Toronto, Ohio.  His poetry and short fiction have appeared in print across the globe for more than three decades.  He teaches creative writing to seniors at Jefferson County, Ohio.

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