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  November 2017
volume 14 number 2
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  home   (archived)
  contributing poets
  Gary Beck
  Jack G. Bowman
  Sir Mark Bruback
  JR Campbell
  Adrian Ernesto Cepeda
  Darren C Demaree
  Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi
  Raymond Fenech
  Gerda Govine Ituarte
  Grant Guy
  Hedy Habra
  Danielle Harper
  JD Hart
  Tom Irish
  Kait Jensen
  Michael Lee Johnson
  Elisabeth Khan
  Ron Lucas
  Suzanne O'Connell
  Scott Thomas Outlar
  E. Martin Pedersen
  John D Robinson
  Miriam Sagan
  Rishan Singh
  Spencer Smith
  Ann Christine Tabaka
  Viola Weinberg
  Cade Williams
  Terry Wolverton
  Bill Yarrow
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Ann Christine Tabaka
November 2017



    Ann Christine Tabaka was born and lives in Delaware. She is a published poet, an artist, a chemist, and a personal trainer. She loves gardening, cooking, and the ocean. Chris lives with her husband and two cats.
    Her poems have been published in numerous national and international poetry journals, reviews, and anthologies. Chris has been selected as the resident Haiku poet for Stanzaic Stylings.




Hard back wooden chairs
dull pale green walls
minutes morph into hours
thoughts come forward then retreat
while racing though the blackness

Outside, morning rain falls softly
reminiscent of an old song
with emotions rising to the tune
like so many smoke clouds
evaporating into the atmosphere

Poppy seed salad dressing
added to the grocery list
phone calls need to be returned
the black cat on the video cries
bringing reality back in focus

Time has no master but itself
and so the day continues
like a ping pong game of the mind
where no one loses
and no one wins

Notebook resting on a lap
words written on a page
conclude the next chapter
all the while sitting
in a hard back wooden chair

copyright 2017 Ann Christine Tabaka