A Visit to Nyack, June 30, 2013

vacation haibun


Black icing. That dark chocolate mousse cake catches a ripple of light. The first bite — an explosion of orgasmic sweetness in my mouth.

escaping rain
Didier and Dumas’
French pastries

We see the river from up Main Street. A fog crouches on the brown-gray water underneath the mid-span of the bridge.

summer showers
peeling white paint off
a corner house

“Push me.”

Frankie pumps his legs as I give him a push. The swing carries him up, almost perpendicular with the top of the set. I ride one next to him. Feel my stomach drop, my head start to pound.

Mira’s river walk
vertigo for my son’s


photograph by Myles Tan

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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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