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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Year in, Year out: A Haibun

Since my emigration to Canada in 2002, I have done nothing important but go about my daily routine year after year. I feel like I have been living in limbo, caught between two cultures, with a sense of displacement and estrangement. This uneasiness prompts me to try to cross the boundaries of time, and to free myself from the puzzlement of the present by delving into memories of the past and fantasies for the future.

Starry, Starry Night...
bit by bit I get myself
out of my mind

Published in Haibun Today, 6:1 March 2012.