Three Haiku from Chrysanthemum

First published in Chrysanthemum #19, April 2016, page 43, with German translation by Beate Conrad.


the staple remover                                                         der Heftklammerentferner
still holding the staple                                                   enthält noch die Klammer
from the divorce papers                                               der Scheidungspapiere


home from work—                                                         heim von der Arbeit —
the unborn baby                                                              das ungeborene Baby
thickens our hug                                                              vergrößert unsere Umarmung


intermittent rain—                                                         zeitweise Regen —
hits to my website                                                          heute mehr Besucher
up today                                                                              auf meiner Webseite