Scattered So Early BY FRANK J. TASSONE · 30TH NOVEMBER 2017 A body in full rebellion Stomach cramps nausea vertigo A mind in disarray Swirling thoughts Songs Mania rising, falling Winds in full swirl Chime singing, Newly budding maples swaying A clock that ticks mercilessly on […]
Meltdown I’m administering a Level I Vocational Assessment to Ana, when Julian bursts into the room, He throws something that misses Myru and hits the metal cabinet housing our class’ books and folders. He drops into a worn desk. His fists repeatedly pound the surface, before […]
Happy to appear in Failed Haiku 23 today! Autumn rain a colleague shouts “really?!” at the fire alarm Thank you, Michael Rehling! Congrats to all haijin!
Animus: a #MonokuMonday (10/16/2017) water #haibun for #dversepoets #HaibunMonday and #withrealtoads (5/31/18)
Animus A six-person river raft bobbing up and down in the frigid Animus River. A paddle stretched out too far. One rapid, knocking me overboard. beyond white foam so many spruces Break the surface. Still holding the safety line circling the raft. My face, slapped by the […]
Anger Management We drive North on I-95 toward Worcester. Mira asks about Mom’s history of dependency. She still tries to get her mind around addiction. Leaves have already changed. Red, orange, yellow radiate from all the trees flanking the highway. Some leaves float on gentle breezes that […]