My work in the summer 2022 issue of Akitsu Quarterly, A Haiku Journal
John J. Dunphy
a beggar at the church entrance
opens his hand
each diner given
a dyed egg
the universe now smaller
John J. Dunphy’s poetry collections include Zen Koanhead, pagan rites, Old Soldiers Fading Away, Touching Each Tree, Stellar Possibilities and Dark Nebulae. He owns The Second Reading Book Shop in Alton, Illinois.