< 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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Tanya McDonald
Woodinville, Washington, USA

Every Time I Watch You Light Up

Interstitial lung disease is the cause listed on the certificate. Smoking in the years when everyone smoked, quitting cold turkey, then breathing in dust at a recycling plant before anyone thought to require masks. She never told us her diagnosis, never told us how much time the doctor had given her. She was Mom. She was immortal.

summer’s last cicada
you tell me why
you don’t drink