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Contemporary Haibun Online: January 2015, vol 10 no 4

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Carolyn Colt Dancy

Twists and Turns

Although no date has been set, we plan to marry. And then, my fiance learns that he's being transferred out-of-state. He expresses dismay about the impact on my career and the hardship of living so far from our families. Eventually, I respond by stating the obvious: I don't have to go.

a perfect nautilus
the twists and turns
of my long life

Note: haiku previously published in Shiki Kukai, June 2013