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

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About marthamagenta

Martha Magenta lives in Bristol, England, UK. Her haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in a number of journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded Honourable Mentions for her haiku in The Fifth Annual Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards, 2017, and the 71st Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest, 2017, and for her tanka in UHTS “Fleeting Words” Tanka Contest 2017. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017. https://marthamagenta.com/
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One 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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