Monticello Reflection

 

Jefferson, a man,

 

Pool a mirror:

 

Cherry flower carried

 

On no wind.

 

Sho Grun, Hironaka Epoch

 

Sashimi Seppuku

 

Drops of blood curdling in

 

bowl of miso soup.

 

Life and Death in your face

 

Like pickled eel: Banzai!

 

1st Runner-up, 1967 National Teen-Age Haiku Contest