silent neighborhood
thickened morning fog
hushes the yard dogs

—Margaret Hehman-Smith

About the author: Margaret Hehman-Smith, margaret at

The author is a member of the Southern California Haiku Study Group ( Margaret's first haiku chapbook, "Dedicated to Abandoned Animals," is now available at American Haiku Archives, Cal State Library, 900 N Street, Sacramento, California. Her drawings in the book are of animals she rescued.


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