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Spadina Literary Review  —  edition 21 page 13

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Animal haiku

by Gregg Dotoli

pink orange June dawn
paints radiant ground strips
rays waken sleeping birds

blue bird feathers warm
dawn light sliver grows
waking nest of happiness

dawn spawns smoky fog
brackish herring deep sense
tidal reverse beneath warm salt air

crash clear sardine wave
flash silver fear spin flip air hop
acrobats flee bass

wet fleshy pink feet
digging moving rocks
eyes seek mud grubs

scuttle braunish fox
cool snowy dusk waning no
eggs snake mice for pups

western sirocco
rushes night gold falcon
towards running sand hares