Haibun Today
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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 5, Number 2, June 2011



Miriam Sagan
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

 

Four Untitled

The bookstore is going out of business and you and I—eternally in search of the perfect volume of trashy suspense fiction—go in search of bargains.

when did your hair
turn so gray—
my best friend.

* * *

Hovenweep Canyon—ancient masonry towers square the circle and circle the square

watch—stars
signal—
fire

* * *

Like so many of his generation, my father was scarred by the Great Depression; it was so terrible, he told me, that in today's world:

how suprising
to see the homeless
wearing shoes

* * *

You were the first person I knew who died on purpose, and for the 40 years since our Freshman year, I've been haunted by your small wan ghost.

when my daughter weeps
I just tell her
to come home.

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