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Archive: Contents of American Haibun & Haiga Volume 1

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Patrick Frank


Sleepless night in my single room I head for the coffee shop on foot my body feels cool the stars are blazing from the distant highway the hum of tractor trailers downshifting now upshifting

I am alone but near to a special place there is a pathway through the woods leading to the railroad tracks I think of a woman who is far away she may never come back I am not angry wish she could explain

planet close to a sliver of the moon

I walk to the coffee shop at dawn I watch a brown sparrow dragging a stick then trying to fly but not giving up she has a brave heart it is beating in her chest she will not give up

spring morn bird's cry unceasing


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