Perilous Introductions: A deranged #haibun #nationalpoetrymonth

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falling stars

all we inherit

is the wind

Do you imagine that you know me?

Oh, you do, you do.

Heard all of my stories?

You’ve heard enough, I’m sure.

Just another trickster, right? Stealing the sun from the Great Spirit? Tricking a white man out of his clothes?

Gambling his wife away to his best friend. Losing his member in an ill-conceived gambit

You know–you are really not helping!

What? Don’t they deserve to know the truth?

I’m getting to it!

Oh? I can’t wait to hear this, then!

Yes, I have played the fool. Too well at times. I made atrocious mistakes. But I’m still here. And what do I embody for all of you?


How’s that?

Hmmm. Alright, I’ve got to admit it. Not too shabby. Now, get on with it!

“Please allow me to introduce myself…”

I’m your huckleberry…”

your own. True. Coyote.

Well, at least he had one moment, right?

the lies

we tell ourselves

rising sun


5 replies »

  1. Wow! Amazing write here, Frank. My answer….ah yes…the lies we tell ourselves. I’m thinking of the ones I try to tell myself when I stand in front of the mirror these days. Now you’ve got me thinking….Sign of a good piece of writing when it does that!

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