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Three micro-haibun from the Censored Poems

Updated: Jan 9, 2023

Three micro-haibun from the series-in-progress The Censored Poems

The very antithesis of cherry blossom. On the one hand and on the other. And in between


the torpid air of the mausoleum

morels, porcini, chanterelles


Play if you must. Laugh till you cry. But life is serious. The road is hard, paved with hunger, illness, war. Greed and envy. They will haunt you. Pick apples if you must. Oranges, figs. It won’t make any difference.


at the nudist beach

my sunglasses


Now that that illness accosted me and I stood up to it, I feel entitled to a few wisdoms.

minding the gap

the chilling beauty

of angels


First published in MacQueensquinterly, 1 Jan. 2923, issue 16.

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Jan 16, 2023

Love them all but especially 'Off time'


Unknown member
Jan 11, 2023

Very good

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