December 7, 2015

Deborah P. Kolodji




potted poinsettias
at the holiday party



Poets Respond
December 7, 2015

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Deborah P. Kolodji: “I was sitting in Urth Caffe writing stream of consciousness haiku about potted poinsettias and this haiku came out as a response to the shootings in San Bernardino, California.” (website)

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