Mosquitoes, leave me!
I have no more blood to take-
you’ve drained it all!

—Michael J. Barney

About the author: Michael J. Barney works for a multi-national insurance megalith (not, alas, the same one as Wallace Stevens) where he toils day and night to facilitate the transfer of wealth from one pocket to another within the same pair of pants. In his spare time he scribbles poems, dotes on his wife, speculates on why Leonard Cohen and Jacques Brel are not as popular in America as Ricky Martin or Britney Spears and runs Gravity Presses (lest we all float away) Inc., a small press publisher of poetry chapbooks and a quarterly magazine, Now Here Nowhere. He can be contacted at mikeb50 at


Responses to the haiku for 4 June 2002 by Michael J. Barney

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-04-16 10:46:29

    nope nope nope nope nope
    i did not enjoy this one
    nope nope nope nope nope

    but, you are during your thing.

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-04-16 10:49:03

    hey, me again.
    at times, i think my keyboard has a mind of it's own.

    "you are doing your own thing"