Haibun Today

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Editor
Volume 5, Number 1, March 2011

Dru Philippou
Taos, New Mexico, USA


Sloughing Off

what blooms
and bones she keeps
they are props
that she will paint
with her mountain

I would walk to Cerro Pedernal and see myself bounding up the flat-topped butte in no time. At the top, where Georgia O'Keeffe's ashes were scattered, I could race along the narrow ridge with the wind's warm handclasp and plunge headlong into the blue, sloughing off my skin among pink hollyhocks, to return home as a stranger.







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