KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 12: Summer 2019
Haibun: 41 words

Between the Blinds

by Peter Jastermsky

During the rain, a lone bird celebrates by singing. At least, I think it’s celebrating. If I was a bird, I would celebrate. Instead, time gets used another way.

on the clock
another thwack
of the backspace key


Peter Jastermsky
Issue 12, Summer 2019

writes Japanese short-form works, including haiku, senryu, haibun, and cherita. His work has appeared in numerous print and online journals and anthologies, including Failed Haiku, Haibun Today, The Cherita, The Aurorean, and KYSO Flash. His first haiku collection, Steel Cut Moon, was published in 2019 by Cholla Needles Press. Born in Connecticut, Peter lived in Philadelphia for many years before relocating to Southern California. He now lives with his family in the high desert.

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