no one left
who remembers …
memorial day


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  1. Alan Summers Says:

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    no one left
    who remembers …
    memorial day

    —KATHRYN J. STEVENS

    Sadly there is always people to remember as there is always a number of wars around the world. But it is chilling that some day in the future, if humans wipe each other out, that no one will be left other than those AI hubs most family homes seem to have one or the other big giant corporations, who also more than dabble in darker arts.

    Potent haiku, thank you.

    *

    my father's war 
    a story of the dark 
    collecting its own

    Alan Summers
    1st Publication: Presence issue #55 (2016)
    Anthology credit:
    from the haibun "Batwoman"
    pins on a map: ed. Rohini Gupta & Inhaiku Mumbai (November 2018)

  2. Theresa C. Says:

    Kathryn,

    This is quite poignant and apt for the holiday observance. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Bruce Feingold Says:

    Very beautiful and resonating.

  4. Mary Jo Says:

    Profound and chilling and yet there is beauty here. Very poignant, Alan.

  5. Alan Summers Says:

    Thanks Mary Jo!

    KATHRYN J. STEVENS's haiku just kept resonating with me on so many levels. It also reminded me that my father only told me one awful story during his generation's war.

    warm regards,
    Alan

  6. c. mehrhoff Says:

    a lot of my brothers certainly feel as if they were no one.

  7. Liz Gibbs Says:

    a lone cane drops …
    the only sound heard
    after the last post

  8. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    Very effective, Kathryn.

    marion

  9. Sara McNulty Says:

    Powerful point made in so few words.

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