Scattered So Early

A body in full rebellion

Stomach cramps

A mind in disarray

Swirling thoughts
Mania rising, falling

Winds in full swirl

Chime singing,
Newly budding maples


A clock that ticks mercilessly on


morning sky
indifference to suffering
or relief


photo by nikko macaspac on Unsplash


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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