Relaxing into Another Weekend

sunroom with chairs and hammock


Mira hands me a full glass of Chianti. “Happy Friday!”

We clank glasses as we toast. I take my first sip. Dark wood taste explodes on my tongue.

I lie back on the chaise and open Merton. Smooth jazz plays again on that best of Christmas gifts: a Motorola Bluetooth speaker. I sip my wine again. A passing breeze rustles the aging Maple’s full canopy.

setting sun
bathes my face
a sparrow sings



photo by Ostap Senyuk

The Writers Manifesto


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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