A Rest at Lake Skanatatti

lake rest haibun


Sunlight flashes off the ripples spreading across Lake Skanatatti. We sit on a courtyard-sized outcropping. A Brazilian woman with a flower tattoo on her bare left shoulder talks into a two-way radio. Her daughters chuckle; one skips a stone. A couple to our right casts fishing lines. I sit Half-Lotus, sighing out the latest resentment over the job. And feel only a tired sadness afterward.

gurgling stream
skimming across the water
two kayaks


photograph by Mark Harpur

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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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