Volume 53.3


sample haibun


Center Stage

full moon
half moon
gibbous moon
crescent moon
waxing moon
waning moon
wet moon
dry moon
old moon
new moon
blood moon
blue moon

lunar eclipse
the way a woman wears
her body

by Francine Banwarth


Traces of Mother Earth

find their way into the nooks and crannies of our RV. At first it is a battle, this constant sweeping, vacuuming, wiping away.

scenic route . . .
the ashtray fills
with cherry pits


Wet leaves stick to my boots. Pausing my hike, my palm opens to a woolly worm who tentatively climbs aboard. “Okay,” I tell The Mother, “I hear you.”

mixed with soil
that grows a sapling
ash and bone

by Terri L. French



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