Naked Inattention

Haibun Prose

Haibun Poetry


We change from gym in the boy’s bathroom — talking about something that grabs my undivided attention.

We walk down the gray-brown granite hallway to our first-grade class.

We step inside. All of my classmates laugh.

Because I returned wearing no pants.

fleeing up the hall—
tighty whities covered
only in plastic


Photograph by Daria Nepriakhina


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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