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Another Mother’s Day?

Haibun Mom washed, curled, brushed and hairsprayed. Then she applied makeup and lipstick. For the first time in weeks, she looks like she always does when she goes out in public. She loses her...

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Finishing Their Cupcakes

Haibun Mira and Frankie finish making the cupcakes. She raises her voice over his removal of something. Then she shows him the final touches: applying cream. ground dark-chocolate and peppermint. chocolate chips. She pours...

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Alarm Clock Pointing West

Spoken Word   New Years Eve tells tales Champagne wishes bloom at night Signs they may come true Everywhere you see Plans coming to fruition Notwithstanding booze Further down the road The obstacles placed...

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This Year’s Christmas Tree

Haibun   Deep Evergreen. Full. Red and gold balls and bells; tops with gilded bands; Russian-esque spires all around. Four sets of lights; the white nina doll ornaments Mira loves. The giant bow. Our...

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Thanksgiving Weekend 2012

Haibun Poem   Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd Another wave of sickness strikes. I’m on my knees over the master bath toilet. Orange-and-brown bile fills water and stains the porcelain rim, along with the painted...