Such Monotony

Another day.


Students to nudge to work or be silent,
while others teach.

While I remain voiceless…


Another day.


IEPs to write. The implications of the difference to face.
Between where I am,

and where the report indicates I ought to be…


Another day.


Already a late one, capped off with an appointment,
from which I return home by 8:00. For dinner.

followed by a 9:30 bed time…


…so I can begin


Another day.

gurgling coffee
a shudder every time
the clock ticks

photo by Danielle MacInnes


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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