Category Archives: humanity

Hiroshima, reluctantly

August 6th is the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. For the dVerse Monday haibun challenge, poet Frank J. Tassone suggested we write a haibun “that states or alludes to either the Hiroshima attack, or one of the themes … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Pieces

Reluctantly I select one. Meaningless; set it down. Bored, I ponder others. These to the left; those up top. Angry, I’m seeing red. To the right with those. Puzzled, I look up. “It’s forming a picture.” “Yes,” smiles the therapist. … Continue reading

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Six truths and a lie (or vice versa)

I saw it coming from the start. It all just sounded too good to be true. Later it seemed too bad to be true, but it was. When you tell enough lies, they start to sound true. Truth hurts sometimes, … Continue reading

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Vice and Virtue

I am greedy for your charity. I lust after your chastity. While some may call me slothful, I prefer “procrastinatory.” I admit I’m green with envy at your temperate humility. and yet I take great pride in times my wrath … Continue reading

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on wings

Scissors in one hand, hen in the other, a couple of quick snips and the wing tips swirl to the ground. Keeps ‘em from ‘flying the coop’, the farmer says. He releases the hen. She takes a moment to regain … Continue reading

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with you — unseen (a contrapuntal)

Sometimes I see that you are sad, upset… In pain I don’t know what to say, other than, “I’m sorry.” you retreat, You say, “It’s okay. It’s not your fault.” lick your wounds We both know that it’s not. Not … Continue reading

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Tall Order

HEROES WANTED Must have crisp capes and masks with just the right balance of intrigue and mystery. Must have superpowers of seeing through rumors, lies and half-truths; and leaping over small thoughts, imposed barriers and festering hatred. Must be unflinching … Continue reading

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