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Issue 4: July 2020
Haibun: 72 words
By Peter Jastermsky

Thought Trains


What we recall most is the immensity of the steel behemoth, the color of moonless nights. In a museum of locomotives, this Big Boy, all million pounds of it, insists on your attention, as if the Titanic just surfaced at the local mall.

Standing on the deck of the beast, we wonder how its crew felt each day as they stepped back down to earth.

for itself
deep silence

Peter Jastermsky
Issue 4, July 2020

is an award-winning cherita poet and a Best of the Net and Dwarf Star nominee. His short-form poetry has been widely published in venues such as Failed Haiku, Haibun Today, KYSO Flash, The Aurorean, and The Cherita. He is the author of two books: a collection of haiku and senryu, Steel Cut Moon (Cholla Needles Press, 2019), and a chapbook of haibun, No Velcro Here (Yavanika Press, 2019). Peter lives with his family in the high desert of southern California.

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