An Unanticipated Argument: my latest .@ImageCurve #haibun

the back of man

After a long meeting that followed a longer day, Susan P. and I approach Mr. J.

He says that our program is “out of compliance.” He won’t say how he knows, just that I should know. I check my anger multiple times as he double-talks—and insults—me.

After the meeting, I carry that checked anger home. Hold it through the night.

And bring it into the next day.

stiff shoulders
ignoring the need
to walk away

Photo by Bethany Legg

first published in Image Curve, January 23, 2019

for dVerse Poets’ OLN #258 (pubtended by Linda Lee Lyberg)

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