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

Monday, June 3, 2019

What's Past Is Prologue

A ray of sunlight through the attic window falls across my face. For a moment, nothing negative comes to mind, and I  wonder if a new day might start with this moment of renewal.

I get out of bed to find only one slipper, and realize that I must have inadvertently kicked the other under the bed  last night. To my surprise I find not only my slipper, but also her long-lost red sock. The mere sight of it awakens  the ghost from my past. And then it starts to stalk me everywhere ...

gathering dusk
I avert the stare
of a wounded dog

Haibun Today, 13:1, March 2019