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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Life and Death in Toronto: A Haibun

Sitting there, pale with dark circles under her eyes, she says, "The morning and late at night are the hardest… so I take a long walk, clean the house… sometimes twice a day, I even go to the mall doing window shopping, oh, John hated coming with me." Then she chuckles, an odd, stilted sound.

she walks alone
behind the flag-draped casket…
summer clouds

Published in A Hundred Gourds, 1:2, March 2012