< 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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Shernaz Wadia
Pune, Maharashtra, India

A Nameless Relationship

When they first met he was green behind the ears—inept at social graces; clumsy with the opposite sex. In those days he was the Severus Snape of their lives–a major pain, irritating beyond tolerance. During memorable spats they tried to throw him out but his pushiness paid off.

Oddly, he also had a maturity beyond his years. His depth of understanding, logic, compassion, perseverance and persistence were striking.

It was a unique bond, difficult for many to comprehend.

meeting you
in the silence
behind your words
I keep discovering
newer bits of me