a Lunar Eclipse Unseen

red moon

Haibun

Quarter to three in the morning. Clouds roll in — blocking the moon.

I had set the alarm to wake me at eight minutes past three. My plan was to wake Frankie, so we’d see the “red moon.”

Thanks to a bathroom call — and those clouds — I don’t need the alarm anymore.

nighttime traffic
piercing through drifting clouds
crescent moon

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photo by Hoàng Duy Lê on Unsplash

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Frank J. Tassone

Frank J. Tassone lives in New York City's "back yard" with his wife and son. He fell in love with writing after he wrote his first short story at age 12 and his first poem in high school. He began writing haiku and haibun seriously in the 2000s. His haikai poetry has appeared in Failed Haiku, Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online, Contemporary Haibun, The Haiku Foundation and Haiku Society of America member anthologies. He is a contributing poet for the online literary journal Image Curve, and a performance poet with Rockland Poets. When he's not writing, Frank works as a special education high school teacher in the Bronx. When he's not working or writing, he enjoys time with his family, meditation, hiking, practicing tai chi and geeking out to Star Wars, Marvel Cinema and any other Sci-Fi/Fantasy film and TV worth seeing.

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