< 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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Iris Lee Stoler
Brooklyn, New York, USA

So Much Depends. . .

upon abandoned baby strollers we observe while out buying a piece of Stilton after some bad weather. One cradles a wet-swollen mass of the Sunday New York Times. One’s been repurposed as a movable animal shelter, containing two little dogs of no discernable breed. A third one sighs, propped up against an antediluvian Village Voice box, wheels warped and awry, seat darkly stained. The last one lies curled on its side against the Chase Bank building, barely breathing.

Autumn again
city trees shake
themselves awake