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Wistful ~ The Indishe #writephoto

A Haibun The vast empty moorland extended into miles of lush greenery, virgin pristine forests. The rising rays of the sun warm pink seemed to blend into the misty moorlands,a melange of heavens and earth. The entire diaspora was in … Continue reading

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Technical Difficulties ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

I had a lead on today’s assignment grading, until Frank brought me his replacement phone. “It’s not activating,” he said. The cascade soon followed. Verizon’s website offered no workable options. Customer service proved an overlong wait–interrupted when my doctor’s office … Continue reading

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The End of an Apocalyptic Affair ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

How did we go wrong? She and I had a perfect love. Oh, how we played God with the first Homo Sapiens. Ah, their luscious suffering and inevitable end! She laughed at their wheezing, fevers, and cold sweats. I sighed … Continue reading

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Memories

Parma ham with melon… pizza… tiramisu. I still remember that first time, dining out as a ‘grown up’. It was the Seventies… the little Italian restaurant by the Arches was all new to me. I wasn’t even old enough to … Continue reading

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My Corona… ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

All around us, the lists: Wash your hands Keep your hands away from your face Cough in your elbow or inside your shirt Wash you hands In such pandemic times, even simple tasks like shopping take on Herculean proportions. Mira … Continue reading

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Memory ~ The Indishe #writephoto

I stand in a stony stupefied slumber on a lush verdant expanse of life. My feelings and emotions have crystallised and amalgamated into two massive frigid boulders that are made more callous and cold by the winter snow. They stand … Continue reading

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Heartwood #midnighthaiku

Beneath the surface Few will look or care to see Hidden stars shining It has been there for months, part of the structure of a garden I see every day. It was the rain, darkening the fibres, that showed me … Continue reading

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Choice ~ The Indishe #writephoto

I stood on the cliff watching the crystal clear waters of the brook dancing merrily down the slope. On the cold wintry morning,as the trees shivered,they carefully preserved their green leaves and looked morosely at the brown grass. The harsh … Continue reading

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These mortal choices: Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

A fresh bank of cumulus clouds floats across the sky. The bare maple branches atop the trees in the front yard gently sway in the light breeze. The near-midafternoon sun casts their pale shadows across neighbors’ houses like so much … Continue reading

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An Offering ~ Frank J. Tassone #writephoto

Why do you come before me, bearing the cup I cannot bear to drink? Only two days ago, I heard the gospel of the Nativity. You gave birth to your son and laid him in a manger. The Logos, beyond … Continue reading

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