Haibun Today
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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 4, Number 2, June 2010


Jeffrey Harpeng
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

 

Disinter

how many white spots
on the butterfly’s wing
but one sun in the blue

a live cane toad
under a white bucket
but not a sound

talk of the afterlife
we cannot sing
a bird from the tree

in his painting
the scenery bleached
he talks of suicide

he slits his wrist
with a credit card
there is no blood

car crash scene
a butterfly mask’s
empty stare

 


 

 

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