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Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 7: Spring 2017
Haibun: 68 words


by Bill Gottlieb

Waiting in this little dirt-packed parking lot for a post-op friend I’m picking up and he’s late. An acorn’s tiny accident tings the car. In the oaks woodpeckers hector their order, heads capped with red, fans of the sun, rooting for food. A distant saw’s pen-intent: I slice time, stack words for your incendiary sight, tindery heart. My friend is elsewhere, like you.

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Bill Gottlieb, CHC
Issue 7, Spring 2017

is a certified health coach, the author of 16 self-help health books that have sold three million copies and have been translated into 10 languages, and the former editor-in-chief of Rodale Books. His haibun have appeared in Modern Haiku, Contemporary Haibun Online, Haibun Today, Frogpond, cattails, and tinywords.

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