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Haiku central 

Feeling creative? Want to share your poetic genius? Send your haiku to local writer and psychologist Steve Brody at by Monday, June 6, and yours could be in the next haiku Artifacts column. The last four below are Steve’s.


Day of rest ended

New thought, right         
         action again

Recreate the world

—Steve Burgess,
Santa Maria


Breath of golden light

morning lake now shimmering

bathes us in color

—Mary Anne Anderson, Cambria


It happens to me

standing by the water’s

wings, soar, surrender ...

—Deborah Heartwood, Pismo Beach


Late winter rains fall,

Inundate streams and

Kayaks, ducks float by.

—John E. Reid, Atascadero


The first raindrops fall.

Mother Nature eyes
         the hills,

Takes out her green

—Katherine Ottrando, San Luis Obispo


Embodiment of

God, create reality

In every moment!

—Scott Whitfield, Redwood City


Lynn toddles ahead,

Checking back with mom
         and dad,

Gone for twenty years.


Forcing them to pose,

Dad snaps the family

He couldn’t miss it.


Overwhelmed by

Sean’s analytic mind

Reason to worry.


Stanley couldn’t hear

A tree fall in the forest,

Let alone his wife.

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