silent monitor- every unbreath whispers "he is gone"
reflection in my neighbor's window -strawberry moon
------- down a gravel road my shadow and myself exchange greetings
morning cloud cover filters sunlight into gray - even birds are still.
Wild geese flying south; shadows that cross the moonlight cross the water, too.
Deep ocean silence: black sea and starless sky become one.
In Memory of Emperor Hirohito
Outside the palace, in a sea of umbrellas, one hatless mourner.
(Beki Reese is an administrator and moderator of the Haiku Forum at the ArcanumCafe and other poetry sites. She has been writing poetry since she was 10 years old and currently works in the California Public Library system as a Circulation Supervisor in a county library . Her work has appeared in print publications such as: Brussel Sprouts, Cicada, Broken Streets, Dragonfly, Silverwings, and in many online magazines including poetrymagazine.com, A Room Without Walls, Carnelian, Poetic Voices, Passions In Poetry, and Snakeskin. She lives in Newport Beach, California and includes Sara Teasdale, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Basho, Issa, Buson, WS Merwin, and William Stafford, and her friends Mike Rehling and Robert Wilson among her favorite poets. This is her first contribution to DaRK PaRTY)