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Issue 10: October 2021
Micro-Poem: 32 words
Split Sequence
By Hemapriya Chellappan

Almost Human

death notice 

giving character 
to the night rain 
city lights 

the sadness 

coming to terms 
with loss 
sailboat moon 

in Van Gogh’s yellow 

in my heart’s tropics 
a lovebird 


Hemapriya Chellappan
Issue 10, October 2021

is an engineer turned haikai poet, and an illustrator and haiga artist who resides in Pune, India. She took to Japanese literary short forms in the summer of 2019. Since then, her works have been published in various international print journals and e-zines including The Heron’s Nest, Hedgerow, Acorn, The Cicada’s Cry, Moonbathing, Prune Juice, and other notable publications. Her work has also appeared in Living Senryu Anthology and podcasts. When she isn’t daydreaming, she writes jokes, sketches landscapes, hums old songs, and makes excellent tea.

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