“Possum Haibun”

“Possum Haibun” by Jennifer Martelli begins:

Moon creature, she waddled past my clay pots
of sleeping English lavender, Genovese basil,

black peppermint and lemon balm. Sweet
thing not of this earth, long-tailed haibun:

I, too, don’t sleep through. I prayed
for relief, I prayed my dark thoughts

dessicate… [continue reading]


Also by Jennifer Martelli at Heron Tree: “Gigantic Maples,” which you can read here.