An Unpleasant Reminder

haibun poetry


I find it just before I leave on some errands. A crumpled memo, with Sean’s R’s mother’s phone number on it, requests a phone conference. It’s at least two weeks old, if not older. Another reminder that I haven’t made a single outreach to any parents. The most current log is due on the Wednesday I return from vacation. Today and tomorrow are my last days of rest before then.

I drop the memo. Walk out the door. Try to forget the sudden nagging sensation that’s strangely arisen.

blue sky
abdominal cramps
two days early


Photo by Timothy Buck 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 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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