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

The Writers Manifesto


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. My haiku has been published by the Haiku Foundation. My senryu has been published in Failed Haiku. I regularly perform haibun and other haikai with Rockland Poets. I am honored to be a part of the Image Curve community as a contributing poet. Visit my website www.frankjtassone.wordpress.com to see more of my poetry. Follow me on twitter @fjtassone2 and like my Facebook page American Haijin for updates on my latest work.

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