Spring Party, Autumn Post

Haibun Poetry, Spring Party, Autumn Post
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His son’s face is covered in a greenish-yellow goo! Chris holds his daughter, showing an “aw shucks” grin. I stare at his Facebook photo.

The last time he called, I knelt on a sub floor, laying $4.00/tile Italian Porcelain with Jeff. He and I were finishing the renovation of my kitchen. The new floor was the last phase. Chris invited me to catch the game with him and his fantasy football buds at the new wing place in the Palisades. I hadn’t seen him since a house party he hosted in the spring.

“We’ll be there if we can,” I said.

Five weeks later, after I didn’t show, I finally type something.

Clinging red leaves
One long sigh before
Clicking ‘send’


Photograph by Ryan McGuire

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Frank J. Tassone

Frank J. Tassone lives in New York City's "back yard" with his wife and son. He fell in love with writing after he wrote his first short story at age 12 and his first poem in high school. He began writing haiku and haibun seriously in the 2000s. His haikai poetry has appeared in Failed Haiku, Cattails, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online, Contemporary Haibun, The Haiku Foundation and Haiku Society of America member anthologies. He is a contributing poet for the online literary journal Image Curve, and a performance poet with Rockland Poets. When he's not writing, Frank works as a special education high school teacher in the Bronx. When he's not working or writing, he enjoys time with his family, meditation, hiking, practicing tai chi and geeking out to Star Wars, Marvel Cinema and any other Sci-Fi/Fantasy film and TV worth seeing.

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