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Book of the Week: Shifting With My Sandwich Hand

oates_shiftingwithmysandwichhandDavid Oates has a decided interest in the humorous side of things, never more evidenced than in this early self-published collection of (primarily) senryu from 1999.

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Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by Jim Kacian, and are used with permission.

Brown weed coated in shining ice — Cinderella
After quitting a job, he goes to the grocery store, buys and buys
Wife and daughter in the car ahead, punctuating unheard conversation hands
Carrying sleeping daughter to bed with each of his steps the slight wave of her feet
Around his head as he washes dishes tiny bubbles
Tiny raindrops shine in my daughter’s dark hair — starry sky
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