Collin Barber

Born 1974 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Living in Marion, Arkansas, USA
http://collinbarber.com
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autumn morning

I still have the tooth

I lost in my dream

 

Frogpond XXIX:3, autumn 2006

 

rural sky—

what other worlds

have a Beethoven?

 

Frogpond XXXV:3, autumn 2012

 

the shapes of clouds . . .

 neither one of us

   is right

 

Roadrunner VII:3, August 2007

 

mistletoe—

the familiar lip

of a cold bottle

 

Chrysanthemum Issue 1, April 2007

 

honeymoon over my suntan peels

 

Frogpond XXX:1, winter 2007

 

morning chill—

I move to her side

of the argument

 

Modern Haiku 38.3, autumn 2007

 

Thanksgiving—

holding a bite

through the prayer

 

The Heron’s Nest XI:1, March 2009

 

flowered wallpaper

the splatter of blood

from a mosquito

 

Contemporary Haibun Online 3:3, September 2007

 

 

starless night

I crush the emptiness

from a soda can

 

The Heron’s Nest X:3, September 2008

 

fishbowl

telling a child

about death

 

The Heron’s Nest XI:3, September 2009

 

freshly cut grass

clings to my socks . . .

first beer

 

Frogpond XXX:3, autumn 2007

 

insomnia—

moonlight on a piano

no one plays

 

Modern Haiku 40.2, summer 2009

 

another first date . . .

I fail again

to be myself

 

The Shiki Monthly Kukai, September 2006

 

a bottle pauses

then rolls again

evening chill

 

Acorn Issue 18, spring 2007

 

muddy pond

I play the role of a ghost

to fish

 

The Heron’s Nest XII:3, September 2010