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Issue 10: October 2021
Poem: 85 words
By Bob Lucky
[Featured Artist]

the marble statue with his marble eyes

 
contemplates the marble staircase 
and thinks why not why not once more 

the way out is always down the stairs 
for the wingless and the bored 

and what if I lose a finger 
my pizzle the rest of my nose 

I’ve already lost an arm an ear 
and a heart that no one knows 

in the morning the only sign 
of my escapade will be 

a thin crack in the stony silence 
of the space assigned to me 

 

Bob Lucky
Issue 10, October 2021

is a regular contributor to haiku, haibun, and tanka journals. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, SurVision, Haibun Today, The Haibun Journal, and Contemporary Haibun Online (the latter for which he served as content editor from July 2014 thru January 2020).

His chapbook of haibun, tanka prose, and prose poems, Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), was an honorable mention in the Touchstone Book Awards. His chapbook Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018) was a winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize in 2018. He is also the author most recently of a collection of prose poems, haibun, and senryu, My Thology: Not Always True But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019); and an e-chapbook, What I Say to You (proletaria.org, 2020).

 
 
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