Category: Haibun

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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...

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A Fraught Encounter

Haibun   An overcast sky, with whirls of gray splattered over blue like spilt paint on a completed canvas. Trees struggle to bud. I open the trunk of my weather-stained Legacy when Ilana calls....

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First Experience

Haibun   The family room lights are off. Daylight streams through windows flanking the chimney. She and I sit on a plaid-upholstered couch in an awkward silence. We broke up last week over an...

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Another Day Passes

Haibun   The sky deepens from blue to violet. The last dull, orange line above the darkened Ramapo Mountains fades. A distant cloud carries a hint of it along. Twilight comes. It’s Friday. The...

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Legacy’s Beginning

Haibun   She has grime on her hood and quarter panels. A torn fender and scuffed tire guards. Some scratches. But she is midnight black with heated leather seats and a moon roof. Her...

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Outback’s End

Haibun   A plastic box filled with a white-russian colored film. Corrosion in the slots where cylinders fit. A technician’s solemn expression: “In twenty years, it’s always a cracked engine block.” After 9 years...