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A Journal of Haibun & Tanka Prose
Bob Lucky, General Editor & Ray Rasmussen, Technical Editor
January 2020 Vol. 15 No. 4

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Mick Parsons

A Sump Pump is a Perfect Metaphor

A son of the wet seasons is accustomed to seasonal floods. Wait for the river to crest and recede like an old man wheezes. Bail bucketfuls to hold back the inevitable.

All foundations erode.
All we have – this tired bucket
that gives our days reason.


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