Breaking Through

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Haibun Poem

Tuesday evening
zazen — not an “ease in”
sore thighs and forearms
burning, mid-spine vertebra
numb legs

all troubling thoughts
from this morning so much
crumbled dust
no fresher feeling
than recovery

August night
crickets serenade us on
our sore ride home



photograph by Jordan McQueen


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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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