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4-8-17 My latest #npm2017 #napowrimo Meltdown – #Haibun #Poem | Image Curve – Read & Puplish

Meltdown

 

haibun poem

Haibun

 

Frankie pounds the brown, floral-print pillow on our Lazy Boy. He screams. Then utters a long series of unintelligible noises. His tear-swollen eyes soon turn red.

He never gave us a permission slip to sign. Therefore, he will miss the fifth grade versus faculty basketball game. Entirely.

Neither fact stops my heart from breaking for him.

starless night
last whimpers in
a damp pillow

 

photograph by Sean Gorman

 

first published in Image Curve, April 8, 2017

 

 

 

 

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