Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Midsummer Night: A Haibun

maybe it's time to say
those three words

She leans against the church wall. That look in her eyes. Now, she holds the faint wisps of my ego in her hand, waiting for my first advance.

I lean in... and chicken out at the last minute.

her dimpled smile
cold water jets beating
against my back

Published in A Hundred Gourds, 1:4, September 2012