Monday, May 27, 2013

Robert Demaree- Two Haiku/Senryu

Haiku Gazetteer: North Carolina

Fraternity house,
Two Anglo-Saxon last names:
Kinston, Rocky Mount.

Liberal bias,
Don’t think like the rest of us:
Durham, Chapel Hill.

Factories empty,
Furniture, textiles outsourced:
Burlington, High Point.

Barrier island,
Thin strand supports huge condos:
Kitty Hawk, Nags Head.


Chronic Condition

Doctors’ offices:
Golf magazines
Four years old.

Medicine Box

Fourteen-slot pill box:
Thought I filled it yesterday:
Time a faceless clock.

Aching Joints

Not an easy job,
Washing inside car windows:
Arthritic shoulders.


Naturally enough:
The orthopedist’s office:
People that you know.

Independent Living

In the parking lot,
Signs of who and where we are:
Widows in Buicks.


The obituary said:
By whose reckoning?

Robert Demaree is the author of four collections of poems, including Fathers and Teachers, April 2007, and  Mileposts, October 2009, both published by Beech River Books, and Things He Thought He Already Knew, published online in 2007 by Slow Trains. The winner of the 2013 Burlington Writers Club Poetry Award, he is a retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire, where he lives four months of the year. He has had over 650 poems published or accepted by 130 periodicals. For further information see 

1 comment:

  1. It doesn't hurt to be sufficiently long of tooth to appreciate this work.

    The truth in bite-sized pieces requiring no dentures.