a Lunar Eclipse Unseen

red moon


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


photo by Hoàng Duy Lê on Unsplash

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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