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Issue 9: August 2021
Micro-Poem: 33 words
[Split Sequence]
By Peter Jastermsky

Love Thing

 
blood rare 

first slice 
touching on 
those tender places 

the richness 

butternut squash 
how the butter 
needs no excuse 

of a first kiss 

extra creamy 
how she likes 
to be stirred 

 

 

See also the poet’s craft essay, “Love Thing”: The Allure of the Split Sequence.

Peter Jastermsky
Issue 9, August 2021

is an award-winning cherita poet, a Best of the Net and Dwarf Star nominee, and the author of six books of haiku-based writing. Titles include Steel Cut Moon (Cholla Needles Press, 2019), and two from Yavanika Press, No Velcro Here (2019) and The Silence We Came For (2020). His short-form writing has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Failed Haiku, Haibun Today, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, The Aurorean, and The Cherita.

In 2017, Peter invented a new linked form that is haiku-centered called “split sequence.” His most recent book, Just Dust and Stone (Velvet Dusk Publishing, May 2021), is a collection of collaborative split sequences co-written with Bryan Rickert.

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

Inheritance, a collaborative split sequence with Christine Villa, here in MacQ-9

 
 
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