Haibun – Decoy

 

Decoy

 

I found a maggot, the size of a cat, on the kitchen floor. It mimicked a
cat, grew ears and whiskers and rubbed against my hand
affectionately. But I could still see the rings around its furless body
and its grubby white skin. Then it sank sharp claws into my hand and
tried to take a bite.

 

recurring dream
the clatter
of the recycling truck

 

Martha Magenta

Failed Haiku – A Journal of English Senryu, June 1, 2018

https://failedhaiku.com/2018/05/31/issue-30-has-hit-the-internet/

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue30.pdf

About Martha Magenta

Martha Magenta is an award-winning haiku poet living in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, veganism, animal rights, Earth and the environment. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. Her poetry, haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded first, second and third prizes and Honourable Mentions in contests for haiku, tanka and haibun in 2017 - 2019. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017 and 2018. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/
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1 Response to Haibun – Decoy

  1. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #6: Martha Magenta’s latest #haibun appears in Failed Haiku!

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