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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Autumn Thoughts: A Haibun

for My Mother and Li Po


Alone on the other side of the Pacific shore. The setting sun shoots oranges and reds across the water as two seagulls glide by.

The rhythm of the waves is relentlessly hypnotic… I pack it into a capsule to swallow at night.

nine autumns…
do Mother and I live
under the same moon


Published in Multiverses, 1, June 2012