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Monday's Poem

© 2014 by Miki Fukuda


Miki Fukuda is a poet who writes and lives by the woods and lakes of Golden Acres Park in Nova Scotia.  She was born in Japan and grew up in Tokyo and Long Island, New York.  She studied anthropology and computing science at Dalhousie University.  Her work has appeared in journals including Contemporary Verse 2, Eighteen Bridges, PRISM international and Earthlines (UK).  Her booklet Songs from Twelve Moons of the Bear is forthcoming from Leaf Press in their Leaflet Small Book Series.  She is currently seeking publication for her first collection of poetry What Shone Like Animals.

"Birthday" was published in a special anniversary issue of Contemporary Verse 2: The Keystone of Canadian Poetry Turns 35 (Issue 33.2, Fall 2010). 



I have been wronged

Wronged by the watchful thoughts

That would not greet
The unspeakable and the disowned,

            Who made their way into this perishable

Temple in the first April rain,
                Slant opening me as a question:

Who are you?




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