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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 … Continue reading

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Senryu

  Alzheimer’s— a balloon on a stick says get well soon   lost voice – the doctor searches with a camera   silver slipper moon— I fail to fit his image of me   #shithole my neighbour builds a higher … Continue reading

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  vanishing species the things we did before the internet   supermoon— neighbour in the window stripped to the waist     pub scrimmage Shirley Bassey songs from memory     brexit he tells me to make my own coffee … Continue reading

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  melancholy thistle the heartache in mother’s song   builders’ butt rain seeps to the bottom of the gulley   mosquito the comments I get on social media   potholes she fills every silence with her advice   driving on … Continue reading

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Senryu

  Bridge of Sighs a gondolier’s eulogy keeps us afloat   stuck in a rut— her wedding ring after divorce   jello— he just kissed me and left   Downton Abbey how I used to be normal   swirl of … Continue reading

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