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Frank J. Tassone

Husband, Father, Writer, Teacher. American Haijin. Because Haikai matters!

Today’s Haiku (June 23, 2022)

Originally posted on Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi):
口にして父の名重し柿の花  永島靖子 kuchi ni shite chichi no na omoshi kaki no hana ??????????? when I say it ??????????? father’s name sounds heavy ??????????? persimmon blossoms ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Yasuko Nagashima from Haiku Dai-Saijiki (Comprehensive Haiku Saijiki), Kadokawa Shoten, Tokyo, 2006

Under Pressure

The omega. Always the last to feed, despite my part in the hunt. Always the butt of snickers, warning growls, scuffles—and the bites and flesh tearings that drive me apart. Always the omega. All because I run to my own heartbeat. Because my howl is my own. Because […]