A Lapse In Judgment


He tells me he needs to move his car. I tell him I can’t be party to that. He asks Sandra H. I tell her he asked and I refused.

“You got me tight,” he says.

“I’m sorry you feel that way,” I answer.

She looks at me. I shrug, suggesting it’s her call. As though it doesn’t matter why he asked — a fact I don’t disclose.

So, she lets him go.

My heart is in my throat until he returns … fifteen minutes later.

cracked pavement
a long silence after
that door closes


photograph by Darius Soodmand

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Frank J. Tassone

I fell in love with writing ever since I wrote my first short story at the age of 12 and my first poem in high school. My free-verse has appeared in the literary e-zine Pif. My haibun has been published in Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online (CHO) and Contemporary Haibun, CHO's annual print anthology. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet.

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