Haibun Today
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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 5, Number 3, September 2011



Roger Jones
New Braunfels, Texas, USA

 

Late Night Fireplace

Mom and Dad died about a month apart—him first, then her. It was like so many nights when I was growing up, when they'd sit up late reminiscing about their home town. Having exhausted his topic, he'd get up and head off to bed. Then, a short time later, almost in afterthought, she'd get up yawning and go in to join him.

shifting log
two sparks tangle
up the chimney flue

 


The haiku was published previously in slightly different form in Simply Haiku, Spring 2007, vol 5 no 1.

 

 

 

 

 

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