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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2

Haibun ~
Don Miller


I. V.

One final lunge through an over-sized door and I'm in a stark and sterile room. . . .

It was light when I entered, but as I lay on this gurney, arms spread wide, I watch a drip at the end of a tube, not realizing once I blink it will drop and darkness will fall with it.

Suspended --
between two pines
the crescent moon



Don Miller writes of himself: "I've been writing for a little over 20 years, but just now have started to listen to friends and submit my work. I started out writing free verse poetry, then took a creative writing class in college. The professor taught us tanka, which I embraced immediately. Given my interest in nature, my writing evolved to include haiku. The last couple years my writings have grown to include haibuns, essays and short stories. My lone publication was a haiku published in 1988 in An Anthology of Haiku by people of the United States and Canada, a haiku contest sponsored by Japan Air Lines.

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