A Micro Poem and Four Haiku by Katherine Gotthardt

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Claiming all that passed,
sunset craves the day.
Silly. Nobody
owns poetry.
Wiser at sunrise
runaway owlets
returning home
Drizzling into
the day, sweat of an
overworked sky.
Nighttime cherry tree,
impending windstorm.
Pang of letting go.
Bearing the burden
of all the right things,
honesty’s fragile fingers.
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Katherine Gotthardt hails from Northern Virginia where she pens poetry and prose while volunteering for nonprofits and working full-time as a marketing writer for a government contracting company. Widely published and winner of local, regional and national awards, she uses proceeds from her book sales to support community giveback initiatives. She is happily married, has two adult children and spoils the family’s rescue pets on an hourly basis. Learn more at www.KatherineGotthardt.com

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