Haibun Today

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 5, Number 4, December 2011

Chen-ou Liu
Ajax, Ontario, Canada


A Day

November sky
framed by the basement window
thoughts of home.

The ceiling still water stained. A pile of poetry books on the desk. None with my name on it. Yet my life harms no one—no wife . . . no pets.

Today, on my forty eighth birthday, no one calls.


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