March 23, 2018
This haibun (revised) was first published in Life In Ten Minutes Blog
Beatty Woods was a brand new neighborhood in the suburbs of Philadelphia in the early 60’s. The “suburbs” was a new concept then, and my family had just moved into what my parents thou...
February 9, 2018
This haibun was first published in Life In 10 Minutes . Photo: Linda Laino
He often frequented the bar where I worked. It was of the hotel variety, and yet in the small town in Florida where I was living, it operated more as a local favorite. I was 20, a...
December 12, 2017
I wrote this poem at the VCCA Le Moulin à Nef art residency in southern France, summer, 2016. My beautiful, light-filled studio faced the Garonne River.
I sit with the sound of
rain that isn’t
rain its plinky symphony
keeping time with the
rhythm of my pulse
The fish bubble...
December 9, 2017
This haibun was originally published in Life In 10 Minutes Blog
He was known as Dr. Radish, and was something of a minor celebrity in the small college town where I lived. The name was his DJ moniker. He hosted a very popular late nigh...
November 17, 2017
I am told
I have a sad face
it is a fact
even when I don’t feel
everyone used to say it
why do you look so sad?
the constant inquiry as a child
Once I was given a bear
I called “Honey”
with the same eyes
the same expression
he is sad like you
said the gifter
October 16, 2017
i cringe when i see the fb page
dedicated to his life
father, football coach, pillar of the
community the one i left long ago
in 8th grade he and his friend
grabbed me in the local swimming pool
the country club for crissakes my
pubescent bikini an open invitation in
September 30, 2017
Photo: Linda Laino
This haibun first appeared in Life in 10 Minutes Blog, and was subsequently published in Nine Lives: A Life in 10 Minutes Anthology.
He was the bad boy of my youth. Every woman had one didn’t she? The boy who exuded a certain sex appeal, who we fe...