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wells - jerome berglund

Champagne drift…

carriage skids 

around each curve

a certain hunger

in dodged irises

tootsie pop calculations

Minerva’s prudence —

vermin fall back

with right accessory

pinwheel areola

getting very sleepy

operators are standing by

on crinkled wrapper

in black and white

Wendy looks deranged

Jerome Berglund, recently nominated for the Touchstone awards and Pushcart Prize, graduated from the University of Southern California’s Cinema-Television Production program and spent a picaresque decade in the entertainment industry before returning to the midwest where he was born and raised. Since then he has worked as everything from dishwasher to paralegal, night watchman to assembler of heart valves. Jerome has many haiku, haibun and haiga exhibited and forthcoming online and in print, most recently in the Asahi Shimbun, Bear Creek Haiku, Bamboo Hut, Cold Moon Journal, Daily Haiga, Failed Haiku, Haiku Dialogue, Haiku Seed, Poetry Pea, Scarlet Dragonfly, Triya, Under the Basho, Wales Haiku Journal, and the Zen Space. He is furthermore an established, award-winning fine art photographer, whose black and white pictures have been shown in New York, Minneapolis, and Santa Monica galleries.



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