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Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 10: Fall 2018
Poems: 7 words [R]
9 words [R]
6 words [R]

Three Senryu

by David J. Kelly

our cat’s fleas...
an embarrassment
of itches


cleansing breath
I fill the air with
inner demons


wondering whether it’s
wandering weather



—Poems are republished here by author’s permission and were published previously as follows: “our cat’s fleas...” in Prune Juice (Number 19, July 2016), “cleansing breath” in Prune Juice (Number 20, November 2016), and “umbrella...” in Bottle Rockets (Number 34, February 2016).

David J. Kelly
Issue 10, Fall 2018

is a scientist by training, who is fascinated by words and the music of language. Since 2010, he has been especially interested in Japanese short form poetry, including the hybrid forms of haibun and haiga. His poetry has appeared in numerous journals and received a few awards. His first collection, Hammerscale from the Thrush’s Anvil (Alba), was published in November 2016.

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

David J Kelly: 25 poems in Living Senryu Anthology

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