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Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Day: A Haibun

November sky
framed by the basement window
thoughts of home

The ceiling still water stained. A pile of poetry books on the desk. None with my name on it. Yet my life harms no one—no wife . . . no pets.

Today, on my forty eighth birthday, no one calls.

Published in Haibun Today, 5:4, December 2011