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Issue 10: October 2021
Haibun: 101 words
By Bob Lucky
[Featured Artist]

The Party

 

Someone poked me in my Third Eye and the world spun out of focus. The chandelier wouldn’t stop spinning either. It was that kind of party, disco balls throwing shadows on the walls in some impromptu wayang kulit performance. Through iron grilles on the windows, the moonlight tried to enlighten me. I thought this might be a convent, and looked around to see if any nun was looking around for a nobody like me, a man short on divinity but full of enthusiasm and a certain kind of passion, raging in fact.

full moon
the riptide
of two minds

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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