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Issue 5: October 2020
Haibun: 64 words
By Bob Lucky

Like a fly at the end of a frog’s tongue

 

I’ve had an epiphany after years of people telling me that I brush my teeth too hard and drink too much wine and chop onions too small for the stew. I’m certain my death will be a disaster, but at least I’ll get it wrong only once.

yard sale
taking the whetstone
back inside

Bob Lucky
Issue 5, October 2020

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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