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September 8, 2008

thinking about the homeless

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu,q.s. quickies — David Giacalone @ 1:17 pm

We’re not quite ready-for-posting yet today here at f/k/a, due to even more distractions than usual.  But, we’ve been thinking quite a bit about the homeless recently — and especially this distressing trend — and I’m going to put up a few one-breath poems to tide our faithful visitors over until the full presentation is ready later this afternoon.

— I’d usually say “enjoy,” but this time maybe “reflect” is more appropriate.

in the scent of summer
a homeless man

autumn wind—
a leaf and homeless man
cross paths

……………………….. by Andrew Riutta
“deep” – Roadrunner (Winter 2005)

skid row
a man snores beneath
yesterday’s headlines


bus stop
a man with one leg
lives here


tow away zone

……….. by Ed Markowski

school’s out 
the homeless man
crosses the street

… by dagosan

for this homeless body
of mine, spring’s
first day

…………… by Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue


  1. I would like to go to the cemetry
    site where “Frenchie” is buried to
    pay my respects. Where is he

    Comment by Valarius A. Maximus — October 18, 2008 @ 11:02 am

  2. I do not know the answer to your question, Valarius. I suggest that you contact the reporter who wrote several pieces about Frenchie — Shaun Byron at (248) 745-4685 or

    Comment by David Giacalone — October 18, 2008 @ 11:11 am

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