Contemporary Haibun Online, Holding Hands

Contemporary Haibun Poem


The Camry pulls up. I shut the TV and make it to the vestibule. Open the cracked front door before she can.

She looks at me. Her hesitation, anticipation and hurt—there for me to see.

“Hello,” she says.

I fold my arms around her. Her chest rises and falls as she cries.

last daylight fades
missing her, my wounded pride




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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