Mark Arvid White

Horns (a Split-Fib)

the          wild
bull           eyes
spinning          darting
with the man       left and right
bucking and twisting  trying to break free
massive Brahma bull leaps and turns
a cowboy is caught on the horns of his dilemma,
the great bull's head tosses and gores
one ton of muscle
wild with fear


Mark Arvid White lives in Alaska, and has been writing poetry and stories for a number of years. He is devoted to haiku and other Japanese forms, but also loves to write in many other non-Eastern styles, including Fibonacci. His publication credits include such print and online journals as Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Candelabrum, Permafrost, Japanophile, Wild Violet, AlienSkin, and many others in the U.S. and abroad. He has received best of issue awards, appeared in numerous anthologies including A Haiku Moment, and has won various contest awards. He is the founder of the Shin Tao Haiku Retreat, a gathering place for poets online in the virtual community of Second Life.

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