Anna CatesAnna Cates

Born 1971, Brunswick, Maine, USA
Residing in Wilmington, Ohio, USA
Anna Cates lives in Ohio with her two beautiful kitties and teaches English and education online to the graduate level. One hundred of her short form poems appear in the Living Haiku Anthology.


 

dating site
my garden
full of toads

Prune Juice 20 (Nov 2016)

autumn rain . . .
the old lady talks
to her wallpaper

Prune Juice 20 (Nov 2016) 

fast food scents
neon signs blink
in the wet chill

Bottle Rockets 34 (February 2016)

clear and cold
magnolia blooms
and promises

Bottle Rockets 34 (February 2016) 

pink sky—
a pit bull pulls
his jogger

Ginyu 69 (Febuary 1, 2016)

viceroy in the grass
where clouds
and buffalo roamed

Ginyu 70 (April 20, 2016)

teen lake party
a gray stork probes
pink water lotuses

Prune Juice 18 (March 2016) 

Maine coast:
sand too hot,
water too cold

Hedgerow 83 (June 25, 2016)

formaldehyde . . .
a young scientist ponders
wormholes

Cattails (May 2016) 

hidden in bramble
harboring forgotten fears—
old fallout shelter

Haiku Journal 48 (Nov 2016) 

Walmart clearance
gray nail polish
collecting dust

Moongarlic 7 (2016)

migrating birds
a gun blast loosens
more from the trees

Moongarlic 7 (2016)

lone star
the church women ask
where I've been

Failed Haiku 12 (December 2016)

ice crystals . . .
another sorbet recipe
fails

Failed Haiku 12 (December 2016)

midnight bog
heavy laden with frogs—
public policy

Failed Haiku 12 (December 2016)

pheromones
his orange hoodie ascends
the wooded slope

Failed Haiku 13 (January 2017)

migrating birds gone my father's ear & the skin cancer

Failed Haiku 13 (January 2017)

hummingbirds and bees:
never too similar
for a simile!

Failed Haiku 13 (January 2017)

waning rose
an ant bears
my burden

Ink Sweat and Tears (Dec. 2, 2016)

arriving
from the first world
I am an alien

Ink Sweat and Tears (Dec. 2, 2016)

the sun
never losing its turn—
how sweat feeds rivers 

Ink Sweat and Tears (Dec. 2, 2016)

afternoon sun
a snowman
losing weight

Frameless Sky 5 (2016)

pasty moon
I doctor a flea bite
with tea tree salve