Two Haiku and a Tanka


John J. Dunphy


his lucky lottery number

the time of his father’s death


I show my wife

our checking account balance

  • both published in brass bell 10/21

strip club parking lot

seated on

the hood of her car

a dancer smokes pot

while watching sunrise

— published in hedgerow, issue 135

John J. Dunphy’s collected works of poetry include Touching Each Tree, Zen Koanhead, Old Soldiers Fading Away, pagan rites, Stellar Possibilities and Dark Nebulae.