poem about school

Haibun Poem


Not even mid-week of the first full week.

Overcrowded 10th graders chatter at every transition. Stephan already runs his mouth off. Alex and other repeaters quietly instigate just by talking and laughing. Engagement is low.

Rinse and repeat for 11th and 12th graders. Three in a row: my head is a battered base drum.

Meanwhile, the “to-do” list grows as deadlines loom.

Not even midweek of the first full week.

clear sky
promise of monumental
morning traffic



photograph by Nabeel Syed


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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