In Harshness

haibun poetry


In the crunch of fiberglass,
a shattered mirror dangling on a wire.

In the biting words of a text-message slap,
the piercing cold stare of an evaluator’s review.

In every word and action taken or not.

In every inch of fallen snow power-thrown before sunrise.

Not only in rippling lakes cold sunset


photograph by Mathieu Nicolet

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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. 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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