“Five Haiku” by Roberta Beary

Roberta Beary

FIVE HAIKU

super moon
mother goes quietly
back inside

 

 

 

funeral lilacs
my sister undoes
dad’s watch

 

 

 

worry stone
the shape of grief
worn smooth

 

 

 

after the cartwheel cumulus and i

 

 

 

carousel moving through my childhood

from Rattle #51, Spring 2016
Tribute to Feminist Poets

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Roberta Beary: “As a poet I write about my experiences as a woman in a male-dominated world. Therefore I am a feminist poet. Side note: several male poet friends have told me (some even to my face) that I’m a bossy bitch. I take this as a compliment.” (website)