Haibun Today

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

Albert DeGenova
Oak Park, Illinois, USA


Postcard from NYC

One hundred degrees today, Manhattan is a clay oven—through the café window I watch women rushing past in summer attire, bare shoulders and legs glistening, the warm breeze lingering under their skirts—inside, a cheap steak and dry Malbec, an expensive cigar and a leather couch, Jack Daniels neat, wood paneling, jazz trio in a corner next to the bar—piano man oblivious to all except the long-legged waitress, the black angel smiling, the cool air-conditioned midnight.

dark doorway
greasy brown bag
eating alone


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