Outback’s End

fall haibun



A plastic box filled with a white-russian colored film. Corrosion in the slots where cylinders fit. A technician’s solemn expression:

“In twenty years, it’s always a cracked engine block.”

After 9 years and 155,514 miles, my first new car dies.

Autumn wind
hanging on a lift over
its grease-stained parts



photograph by Javier Calvo


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 www.frankjtassone.wordpress.com 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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