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Off-Beat Haiku and Tanka V

sunrise dream
gone like morning mist
before noon.
if I had but known
I wouldn’t have kissed you.

        starless night,
        the cool rains take my
        tears of waiting.
              butterfly
              resting on my sleeve,
              do you love?

in the mist
I hear you cricket.
by the gate?

        ha! caught you.
        this is not an inch—
        worm.
              plash, plash, plash
              wet footsteps of a
              sloshing bucket.
              copyright © 2014 by mari t.
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