“Doomsday Haiku” by Lynne Thompson

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Doomsday Haiku

Shame it’s not Ornette
Coleman. You’re hearing the earth
screaming, the doomed birds.

Lynne Thompson

Lynne Thompson is the author of two full-length collections, Beg No Pardon and Start With A Small Guitar, as well as three chapbooks. A Pushcart Prize finalist, her poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Poetry, Ecotone, Ploughshares, and African American Review, as well as the anthologies, Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond and Coiled Serpent, Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. A 2015-16 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellow, and winner of the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize in 2016, Thompson is Reviews and Essays Editor for the literary journal, Spillway.

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