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



Kathe L. Palka
Flemington, New Jersey, USA

 

Recession

Another tough summer. More houses for sale, more houses empty and for rent or abandoned and overgrown. Closed retail, vacant office space. Shuttered businesses. A skitzy stock market. In every checkout line people talk lost jobs, politics, and uncertainty. It would be good to get away and forget about it all for a while.

new tiki torches
on my neighbor's deck—
staycation

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