A Poem Published in the Spring 2022 issue of Akitsu Quarterly
John J. Dunphy
the hoe handle plants
splinters in my hand
John J. Dunphy owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL. His poetry collections include Touching Each Tree, Zen Koanhead, Stellar Possibilities, Old Soldiers Fading Away, pagan rites and Dark Nebulae.
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