around her floppy straw hat
everything about her
fresh as the beets she gathers
for borscht tonight
Honorable Mention, 2016 Stanford Goldstein International Tanka Contest
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Marian Olson lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has published hundreds of poems— mainstream, haiku, senryu, haibun, and tanka—nationally and internationally for thirty years. She is the author of seven poetry books, including the first-place Snapshot winner Consider This and the HSA Merit prize winner Desert Hours.