Close Encounter

Mom said something.

“Ok,” I answered, stepping out of the kitchen and into the living room. Then one more step toward the door.




Shards of shattered glass rained down on the couch, coffee table, and carpet—one step away from me.

A Chevy Blazer’s back end hung through our obliterated living room window.


Mom’s embrace who swept up all the glass?


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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