~Five Short Haibun(s)~
She swam naked with her friends; I sat on the shore haunted by “Original Sin”. I watched fully dressed, as summer would allow, watching her swim.
Eve in confidence
allowed spring to leave and bow
to summer solstice
I’m following a long lineage of incompetency that has gotten lucky at times. But, most times, mistakes were flown over my head and wondered, “what the heck was that?’ Then, those lucky times, what I wanted to do, seem completed, with what I did.
the mower has yet to come
enjoy the green grass
(Last Night’s Lover)
She deferred her last glass of wine to what she felt, before passing out in a warm summer evening sleep.
Awaking before sunrise, she looked and found the keys to her car that she had illegally parked on the curb, between two maple trees.
Leaving her underwear between the sheets and without a parking ticket, she smiled as her tires chirped with a happy squeal and went south for the winter.
spring rain on lush greens
drips on dandelion weeds
loving what it feels
Who puts a half piece of toast with jelly and peanut butter in the frig at midnight, after eating the first half ten minutes before?
lightning bug shines
in the dark of yesterday’s
story still untold
So, you told me that life never ends. yet… you want me to sign a contract in blood, with my soul; nailed to a post of my past —as you fiddled with us in Rome and roasted us silently in hell.
You promised us redemption and angels as brides! And they, would receive us into life ever after. But, what are you doing for us now? Without anger or flood to keep our heads above the waters.
what season is light
when darkness seems to prevail
in hearts without love
*photo by R.K.Garon in his cave and his "barn".
A Special Thanks to Björn Rudberg for introducing me to Haibun and Bashō.