Wheelbarrow Race

Haibun

Frankie holds the younger boy’s ankles. When the ladies say “Go!” he and the boy race up the green toward the finish line. The younger boy’s desperate hand-after-hand wheeling pulls Frankie along. And Frankie refuses to let go until the end.

Their race ends, though not in victory. But not for lack of trying.

Dogs rolling
on the grass where children raced
laughter on video

more by FRANK J. TASSONE

photograph by Ashton Bingham

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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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