Haibun Today

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 4, Number 2, June 2010

Jeffrey Harpeng
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia



how many white spots
on the butterfly’s wing
but one sun in the blue

a live cane toad
under a white bucket
but not a sound

talk of the afterlife
we cannot sing
a bird from the tree

in his painting
the scenery bleached
he talks of suicide

he slits his wrist
with a credit card
there is no blood

car crash scene
a butterfly mask’s
empty stare




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