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Haibun Poem


He approaches me, his hands raised. I stand behind my desk getting papers. He corners me.

“Put your hands down.”


“You heard me.”

My command, spoken so softly. My eyes, staring through him.

His hands drop.

cool air rushing in
through a cracked-open window—
a black-stained Whiteboard


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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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