John J. Dunphy
Feb 27, 2023
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A Scifaiku Tanka


John J. Dunphy

Published in the 2/23 issue of Scifaikuest. My tanka is a kinda holdover from the Christmas season.


office party

standing under the mistletoe

for five minutes

still unkissed

our android

John J. Dunphy’s poetry collections include Old Soldiers Fading Away, Zen Koanhead, Touching Each Tree, pagan rites, Bullet Cluster, Stellar Possibility and Dark Nebulae. He is also the author of non-fiction works such as Unsung Heroes of the Dachau Trials: The Investigative Work of the U.S. Army 7708 War Crimes Group, 1945–1947.

John J. Dunphy

John J. Dunphy owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, IL USA. Google him to learn more about this enigmatic person who is such a gifted writer and poet.