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Issue 9: August 2021
Poem: 53 words
By Bob Lucky

Swan Song

 
When I strip 
away the pretenses 
hanging in the closet, 
I don’t really have 
anything practical to wear 
to the Apocalypse. 

Going naked 
says too much, 
and that worn Hawaiian shirt 
may be a tone-deaf choice, 
but who knows? 

I may not be 
the only one 
to bring a uke. 

 

Bob Lucky
Issue 9, August 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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