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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Selected Haibun: I Become the One Who Forgets His Dream Song

for John Berryman

solstice ...
counting snowflakes
on the window

There are two voices fighting for the control of my mind. One says, “Just keep writing,” and I ask, “writing for whom?” The other whispers in the dark, “for the dead whom you did love.”

first light ...
my copy of The Middle Way

I start to spin the poems of darkness out of falling snow.

Contemporary Haibun Online, 8:1, April 2012
Anthologized in Contemporary Haibun, 14, 2013