In the black-and-white photo, the 16-year-old girl stands in the shade of an old apple tree; her arms folded casually while leaning against its trunk. Black hair in twin braids trail over her shoulders; her head turned slightly toward my house. Her lips parted and playful.
of her dear john letter
I like the way you look
at me, she once said
Contemporary Haibun Online, 11:2, July 2015