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Coasting – Part One

Short Story   Milly: “I gotta take the bus home.” Von: “Okay.” Milly: “So I need two-fifty.” Von: “Where’s your bus pass?” Milly: “I don’t have it.” Von: “I know, but where is it?”...

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The Marching Band

Short Story Today is Fat Tuesday. It is the day that marks the holiday, Mardi Gras, which is a traditional Southern Catholic holiday that I still don’t fully understand. It is a big enough...

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Piercing Suns

Haibun The sun shines through a dusty screen and a fingerprint-smudged window. The dining room brightens as sunlight reflects off crystal candle holders and bleaches the American Drew dining room table. Years earlier, another...

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Paris, MI

Short Story   I bought a record that was made in Paris. I place it in the player, put the needle on, and let it play. A soft piano begins, and the singer begins...

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Time

Poem   Time dancing on your head, you cannot be everywhere you think you can. Scanning through schedules, checking every man. Disappointment will persist, inevitable lack of a plan. Plan what you may, plan...

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Life Lesson

Poem   All I learned from life is you never know what’s about to follow, what’s true and real, when it’s gonna rain, when the time will stop, if your smile will last or...

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Flickering

Poem The comfort of the morning sun The familiar trees and homes in my neighborhood It was you The safety and comfort of you You gave me joy and peace of mind You inspired...

haibun poetry 1

In Harshness

Haibun In the crunch of fiberglass, a shattered mirror dangling on a wire. In the biting words of a text-message slap, the piercing cold stare of an evaluator’s review. In every word and action...

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Stairway To The End

Poem In search of peace Not of where it is found Yet, how it catches my search. There’s no more room for mistaking it Knowing how it fools the easiest ways Keeping on track...

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A Winter Day Remembrance

Haibun Dad’s grave is likely covered. I haven’t seen it since Rob, Mom and I last visited together. She had laid an evergreen wreath with some winter blossom, whose name I never knew. This...

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Contact

Short Story Nash couldn’t believe his incredible luck; all he wanted to do was work for NASA, and maybe get the chance to visit space, but now he was living his dream. When one...

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The Man

Poem The most heartbreaking thing I saw today Was a homeless man in Union Square with a sign that read HOMELESS VETERAN 82 Please help any work I’m a plumber Please need old clothes...

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Beauty And Noise

Poem The smell of plastic wrap And CD cases Old linoleum floors Under squeaky converse laces Holding the song in my hands Excited to listen whenever Excited to discover more No more elusive mysteries...

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Death Wish

Short Story 1. The 27th Birthday- Back then, everything was fine. Good days have a way of burning themselves deep in our memory, and then itching like a bitch every time it hurts later....

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Animal Dilemmas – Oak Tree Pheasant

Short Story The Pheasant was hazy with thought. The Satyr had stirred its brain and robbed it from peace and order. The Pheasant made it a point to avoid drifting creatures and their toxic...

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Snow Removal Irony

Haibun Another blizzard, another day off. I brush a half inch of water out of the garage before I start the snow-crusted Toro. The hum of the four-cycle motor fills the frigid air. The...