< meta charset="UTF-8"> Haibun Today: A Haibun & Tanka Prose Journal

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 4, December 2019

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J Hahn Doleman
San Francisco, California, USA

Ship of Fools

Plunging backward off black rock into a lukewarm turquoise blue, at once we’re surrounded by hundreds of yellow tang, a school of fish so expansive that it brings to mind a field of swaying sunflowers. Black durgons, hawksbill turtles, and red pencil urchins fill in this undersea bouquet, but together they still can’t hide patches of coral bleached white as rice.

sushi boat
running aground on a strip
of plastic grass