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Haibun: Braiding Stories

#Haiku Happenings #3: MMT’s latest haibun for The Whirligig and Poets and Storytellers United!

Magical Mystical Teacher


Among the flowers and grasses, tiny yellow-and-brown things with wings land and take off, take off and land. Should I be worried that I do not know their names? I lift one of the things from a flower stained with its excrement—so small to have made such a big mess! Looking at this nameless thing strips me of all notions of superiority. I know that the day is coming when my own stains will be concealed by the undertaker’s art. But that day can wait. I still have stories to braid.


A woman sleeping
on a green park bench wakes up,
stretching and yawning.




Haibun © 2021 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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