William Cullen, Jr., has had his poems published in a number of journals over the years including Asahi/International Herald Tribune, Boston Literary Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Farming Magazine, Grey Sparrow Journal, Home Planet News, Mainichi Daily News, Modern Haiku and Plainsong. Bill works at a non-profit in Brooklyn, New York. He's married and has two college-age sons.
Love is lost somewhere
in a breeze of apple scent
as she holds forth fruit
with trembling hands to her mate
who can name all things but death.