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Per Diem Archive: M.H. Lester, August 2020, Crimes of Passion

Poems for the Per Diem/Daily Haiku for August 2020 as selected by M.H. Lester.

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Author: Cherie Hunter Day
wrought ironclad alibis
Author: Cb Crane
slow dancing
he is eternally charming
his knife almost kind
Author: David G. Lanoue
pizza parlor
after the murders
help wanted
Author: Gregory Longenecker
divorce
we leave the scene
of the accident
Author: George Swede
streetwalker
with a black eye halo
around the moon
Author: Roberta Beary
after bashing her to bits bruised sunlight
Author: Joe McKeon
aftershock
my estranged son
unfriends me
Author: John Hawkhead
time to ourselves
it will not be long
before she wants to kill me
Author: Kathy Uyen Nguyen
COVID lockdown
the black and blues
of a battered face
Author: Lori A Minor
admitting he hit me hailstorm
Author: Bob Lucky
birth control
my mother threatens
to kill me
Author: Michael McClintock
woodland mold-
the missing girl
wore pearls
Author: Michael Nickels-Wisdom
the horizon
smoking a cigarette
like a murderer
Author: Theresa A. Cancro
police siren...
the hard stare
of an inner-city kid
Author: Robin Anna Smith
sex worker
the way she escapes
her father
Author: Ron C. Moss
a last strum
the dark goes deeper
into the strings
Author: Susan Burch
getting rid of
all evidence of him –
douche
Author: Rachel Sutcliffe
asking you to leave
one bruised apple
left in the bowl
Author: John McManus
we give in to our urges— wolf moon
Author: John Kinory
closing night party I discard the dagger I never used
Author: James Chessing
beach cliff eroding
to have never been loved
by a father
Author: Nick Virgilio
the sack of kittens
sinking in the icy creek,
increases the cold
Author: Simon Hanson
shattered glass the pulse of red light
Author: Grant Hayes
the moon-addled moth
willing the pane a portal
beats its wings to dust
Author: Larry Kimmel
brushing straw
from her sweater – the promise
not to tell
Author: Gregory Longenecker
divorce
we leave the scene
of the accident
Author: Mimi Ahern
withering wind
on the street where I live
another widow
Author: John Budan
low tide
a child
buries her doll
Author: Ron C. Moss
a last strum...
the dark goes deeper
into the strings
Author: Fay Aoyagi
grand jury
the oyster's
fabricated story
Author: Michael McClintock
woodland mold—
the missing girl
wore pearls
Author: Bill Pauly
divorce—
       she
           neuters her dog
Author: George Swede
streetwalker
with a black eye halo
around the moon
Author: David G. Lanoue
pizza parlor
after the murders
help wanted
Author: Robin Anna Smith
sex worker
the way she escapes
her father
Author: Kathy Uyen Nguyen
COVID lockdown
the black and blues
of a battered face
Author: John Hawkhead
time to ourselves
it will not be long
before she wants to kill me
Author: Theresa A. Cancro
police siren...
the hard stare
of an inner-city kid
Author: John Kinory
closing night party I discard the dagger I never used
Author: Nick Virgilio
the sack of kittens
sinking in the icy creek,
increases the cold
Author: Simon Hanson
shattered glass the pulse of red light
Author: Michael Fessler
bus ride enough time to finish the whodunit
Author: Orrin Tyrell
waxing moon dead body artfully arranged
Author: Suzanne Martikas
his cold touch
her defenestration dreams
out the window
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