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Issue 10: October 2021
Micro-Poem: 49 words
By Bryan Rickert and Hemapriya Chellappan

One Last Look


last light
the canoe’s wake
divides it

mango showers
the sprinkle of chalk dust

summer holiday
sidewalk rainbows
run in the rain

flash flood...
a mouse hitches a ride
on a frog

receding waters
the rock garden rearranged

moving day
one last look
at the mountains

Note: Italicized lines above are by Hemapriya Chellappan.

Bryan Rickert
Issue 10, October 2021

is from Belleville, Illinois. He is the editor at The Living Senryu Anthology and co-editor of Failed Haiku Journal of Senryu. His writing has been published in a number of fine journals and anthologies. Fish Kite, his book of haiku and senryu, is available through Cyberwit Publishing. He is co-author with Peter Jastermsky of a collection of collaborative split sequences, Just Dust and Stone (Velvet Dusk Publishing, May 2021).

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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