Restless Day After

haibun poetry

Haibun Poetry

A Nickelodeon version of Cinderella plays in the family room. Bella, our neighbor’s golden retriever, barks at a passing dog and walker. The pine-scented aroma from our freshly mopped tile floor reaches the living room. Mira rests on our fading cream love seat. I watch her miss filly T-shirt rise and fall with each breath.

Just yesterday I laid a rose on the stainless steel casket holding my 27-year-old cousin.

Just yesterday.

still maple leaves
gravediggers raking that
fresh pile of dirt

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photograph by May Mantri

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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.

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