five one-liners by Sondra J. Byrnes

her diagnosis the free will of human cells



twitter all the dead letter love


going nearly nowhere tracks in the arroyo
letting it stay as a question nearly rain
social hour at the zendo—a fright of bare elms



Sondra J. Byrnes, relatively new to writing poetry, writes haiku, senryu and tanka.  Her poetry has been published in Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Ribbons, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Moongarlic, among others. Byrnes, together with Charles Trumbull, started the Santa Fe Haiku Study Group in February 2015.  She was elected Secretary of the Haiku Society of America in 2015.  Byrnes served on the planning committee for Haiku North America 2017 in Santa Fe.  Byrnes is a retired law and business professor from the University of Notre Dame; she lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Along with short form poetry, Byrnes is interested in ikebana and chanoyu.   Twitter @SondraJByrnesFacebook

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