End date, or: Expiration

A 'Kลel' breath eternal levels earth in entirety bedrock beneath buffeted, burst, broken blown away, remnants of society Kลel? Kลel is an onomatopoeia form patterned after the caw of the bird of the same name. The male bird makes a Coo coO sound while the female makes a sharp kik kik kik. The poetic form… Continue reading End date, or: Expiration

Fragile flakes, or: Ashen death

A haibun I'm sorry. I am. As the father of a little girl, I strive to remain upbeat, but on most days I'm only managing this outwardly. 'Cherry Blossoms,' you suggest, Frank? Charred corpses and the white ashes of a nuclear holocaust. I see children's faces melting off and their bones crumbling. Writing this doesn't… Continue reading Fragile flakes, or: Ashen death

Humanity, or: Humaneness

A quadrille In the form of four Elevenies life flourishing richly throughout human lands inhabitants accustomed to peace complacency planes flying fleetly imperceptible to eagles barking dogs pulling leashes foreshadowing whistling bombs dropping silhouetted against azure people rushing towards cellars blasts ash covering earth carried by currents only scorching wind's breathing apocalypse Elfchen Row Words… Continue reading Humanity, or: Humaneness