Another Aftermath


Bird songs, as I awake ahead of the alarm
Headache: fruit of the prior day’s tension—
or that extra glass of Burgundy

Or another gift from that beloved team teacher

I work through the form
Now, the taste of pancakes, saturated in log cabin syrup
Echoes of yesterday’s concerns fade

But not entirely

after the rain—
everything under the clouds
“so f-ing green!”


photograph by Siebe Warmoeskerken

Image Curve’s 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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