Treegaping (40 Poems)

TreeGapingOpen is the micro poetry moniker for Trish Saunders, a Honolulu-based poet and short fiction writer.

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Still Strangers

Each day we leave
at the same time,
our eyes don’t quite meet,
we’re not about to speak, but
our legs march together
in rhythm.

(130 characters incl. spaces)


Menacing Night

What craziness takes you out tonight?
Moonlight will hit your car window. Hard.
Crows will rise above the bridge,
turn, look at you.
They are not birds.

(160 characters incl. spaces)


Dirge for a Hawaiian crow

The scientists have a bloodlust on them
as merciless as hunters —
They tagged your fragile claws
and caged you, for your own good,
far away from your forests

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The vacant lover

This empty house is aching
with loneliness for you
The sofa sags, the windows
are crusted with dirt —
and you are not here
to see the ginger flowers bloom

(159 characters incl. spaces)
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Burning cold

The letters you wrote me
are gone now. Still,
I remember
the envelopes
scorched my hands.

(95 characters incl. spaces)

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