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.
I can't eat.
Hugging my pillow,
but I'm not feeling anything.
Your flowers have died. Your perfume no longer lingers.
Alarm clock rings. I sleep in late.
Nothing looks the same.
Since you left