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Top Tear Haiku, poetry by Tony Brewer

Top Tear Haiku

     after Ethridge Knight

garbage truck backs up

tuesday morning 6 AM

early chirping bird

two used syringes

dandelions in mown grass

their seeds blown away

parking lot puddle

mirror, mirror in asphalt

ocean of ego

his crooked smile

on the same side of my face

photos of my dad

Tony Brewer is executive director of the spoken word stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival and his books include: The Great American Scapegoat (2006), Little Glove in a Big Hand (2010), Hot Type Cold Read (2013), Homunculus (2019), and The History of Projectiles (2021). Tony has been offering Poetry On Demand at coffeehouses, museums, cemeteries, churches, bars, and art and music festivals for over 10 years, and he is one-third of the poetry performance group Reservoir Dogwoods.