Haibun Today

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 4, Number 3, September 2010

Marjorie A. Buettner
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


After the Fall

for hortensia anderson

When you are in sudden pain, the world shrinks from you and you become a universe unto yourself. Days pass, the moon and sun move across the sky but you are no longer a part of it; you have another moon inside you the color of blood and a sun the color of bone. Perhaps this is why my dying aunt refused my hand in those last minutes of her life so long ago . . .

after the fall
all of my sins
come back to me


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