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Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 6: Fall 2016
Haibun: 71 words


by Glenn G. Coats
His wife opens the door,
cold air from a hallway
settles around his neck
and shoulders like
her arms,
he cannot move
from the chair
they once fastened
with glue and rope,
in a dream
the man releases
a ball with wings,
it sails through
the wheat-colored sky
of mid-winter until
it rests before the moon
and for a moment
light dims.

winter night—
not enough lamplight
for words


Glenn G. Coats
Issue 6, Fall 2016

is an educational writer whose articles focus on adult literacy. He serves as co-editor of haibun at Haibun Today. He is a three-time Pushcart nominee. His poetry collection about children who struggle with reading and writing, Trying to Move Mountains, was published by the Reading Recovery Council of North America. Glenn’s work has been published in many magazines and journals including: Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online, The Heron’s Nest, Acorn, and Frogpond, among others. He is the author of two haibun collections, Snow on the Lake and Beyond the Muted Trees (Pineola Press).

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