Author: Frank J. Tassone

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Fickle Weather

Haibun A gray canopy scatters in a sudden wind. Sunlight bathes the parched grass in radiance it no longer needs. A moment later, one last cloudbank eclipses the sun. budding Maple yearning for warmer...

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Memorial

Haibun Mandy — dressed in black — welcomes a line of guests. They fill the Suffern Library Meeting room to capacity. Her boys, in their dark suits, sit next to her weary mother on...

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Educational Sights

Haibun Brightly decorated bulletin boards show off fraction worksheets and reading logs. A table outside Ms. Flynn’s classroom has a ball suspended in water or a magnet-with magnets around. Frankie, Stephan, James and another...

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Res Waterfall

Haibun   The waterfall foams as it rushes over weathered black rocks. Its steady roar is a constant, alluring song whose lyrics I almost make out. Almost. sunlight gleaming from running water just sitting...

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Soraya’s Annual

Haibun I receive a call from AnaMaria. A family awaits me outside 282. I head to the office suite to meet them. Only they aren’t the family I’m expecting. I swallow, open the door...

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Blossoming Terrors

Haibun   The Japanese Maple grew in the center of 52 Holland’s front yard. Its long branches stretch to the sky like a petitioning priest. Its maroon foliage crowns the tree like a lion’s...

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Unacceptable Outcomes

Haibun   AP Cherry informs me he can’t suspend Tavaughn. Instead, he removed him from our class for three days. He sounds sincere. But that insincere smile coupled with those tired wrinkles on his...

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Early Riser

Haibun   A fawn takes two steps, lowers her head, then nibbles snow-covered grass. Lifting her head, she walks a few steps on, and then lowers for another bite. cirrus clouds morning twilight breakfast...