Haibun Today
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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 5, Number 1, March 2011



Ruth Holzer
Herndon, Virginia, USA

 

Streets

Wherever you are you keep a map of Halifax folded in your pocket, just in case you have to find a street, you never know. Maybe you'll want to speak again with the woman in the bakery who gave you a bag of bagels and wept for her ailing mother. This was in the university area, around Quinpool. Or you'll need a reminder of how to avoid the Commons, where the unwary walker is likely to be accosted by youths with baseball bats. There are other places not to find yourself in, such as the drug markets of Gottingen and Agricola. Down under the bridge where they cleared out the old Black settlement, you don't want to go there either.

Public Gardens—
of the pair
one swan

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