stuck in a crack
of the old house's roof beam
engraved wedding ring

—Kelley Jean White

About the author: email: KelleyWhiteMD at

I was born and raised in New Hampshire, have degrees from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, and have been a pediatrician in inner-city Philadelphia for the past twenty years. In the past several years I have had 850 poems accepted or published by 200 journals. My book, The Patient Presents, was published by The People's Press in Baltimore and a chapbook, "I am going to walk toward the sanctuary," was published by Nepenthe Books/Via Dolorosa Press.

Responses to the haiku for 18 September 2002 by Kelley Jean White

    bob richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2003-04-19 05:51:01

    i could visualize this. some say i am capable of visualizing anything.
    it is a creative thought, though somewhat hard to come to grips with.
    my first thought was, was the house being demolished, then the flood gates open.

    i wonder if i have "sentence structure" on the brain, for it reads as a sentence. not much left for me to imagine. it is all said for me.