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Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Question Unanswered: A Haibun

slanted sunlight
in the Meditation Hall
a drift of dust

"Every question you answer," I say timidly, "leads to another question." The air conditioner continues its rhythmic humming.

"And do you have another question?" the master asks. For the first time, I notice that there is a small twist to his mouth.

Haibun Today, 7:1, March 2013