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Patrick Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney

Born: 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Resides: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
E-mail: sensei3244 (at) gmail (dot) com

I have been writing haiku and short-form verse for half my life. A kind of continuing impulse, or inner need to preserve and share certain moments has become a daily practice.

Selected Work
 
the curvature of spacetime at the early-bird special
 
he always came home with rain on his shoulders
 
 
 
when Quixote recanted 
I faced the giants
alone
 
Shin bone of Magdalene
opening the heart's
alabaster jar
 
 
 
so lonely I let the mosquito finish her song
 
the crooked wig of public transportation
 
 

Credits:

“the curvature” – Wales Haiku Journal, Spring 2023; “he always came home” – Five Fleas Poetry, Nov. 16, 2022; “when Quixote recanted” – Cajun Mutt Press, June 7, 2022; “Shin bone of Magdalene” – is/let, Nov. 22, 2017; “so lonely” – Heliosparrow Poetry Journal, Nov. 16, 2021; “the crooked wig” – Die Leere Mitte Issue 14, July 1, 2022.

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