sheepskull ?
the dead eyes
of border patrol

7 Responses

  1. Paul Heinowski Says:

    I seem to remember that border patrols are a classic theme of Japanese poetry. This contributes an exciting new angle to it.

  2. Dirk van Nouhuys Says:

    Great. Appropriately deathly sharp, and bitter

  3. Garry Says:

    Great poem. Like a sequence from Breaking Bad at its best.

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    sheepskull —
    the dead eyes
    of border patrol

    There are border patrols everywhere, wanting to judge and control, and keep us in our place. We are not sheep.

    Fine haiku.
    a one-eyed cat
    sifts an ashcan

    Alan Summers
    Publications credits: HI no. 31 (1998)


  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Love the atmosphere in this one, Roberta. Can almost hear a soundtrack!


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  7. Liza Says:

    Felt so hopeless looking for answers to my qus.uione.s.tntil now.

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