First Easter After Dad: an .@ImageCurve #haibun…#napowrimo2018 #npm

First Easter after Dad


Haibun Poetry, Still Life



Chocolate-centered pastries; strawberry shortcake; sliced pineapple, melon and cantaloupe: all on platters spread across the row of tables. A pitcher of homemade red wine sits near empty glasses. Mira and her sisters rest on the sofas in the adjoining living room. My brothers-in-law linger at the dining room table.

As my nephew Dario and I exchange opinions on theology, I glance at my mother and brother seated across from us.

Alone and silent.

lilies in bloom
an afternoon shadow passing
between us


first published in Image Curve, April 2, 2015

Photograph by Tiago Faifa


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