Howdy folks, the image is the cover for my new book of poetry, forth coming from Hobblebush Press VII in their Granite State Poetry Series. It is scheduled for release in October 2013.
She wants to do a jigsaw puzzle. He doesn’t, not wanting to assemble anything else today: two-by-fours, plywood, linoleum. He thinks they should play Yahtzee. She doesn’t, not wanting anything else to do with numbers today: 2 for 3 dollars, 4 for a buck, 50c each. He tries the puzzle, but she tells him he’s trying to put ocean in the sky. She tries the game, but he tells her she’s shooting for fours when her fours are filled. He goes out to the garage, cleans and greases the snow thrower. She showers, puts on her pajamas and watches tv.
two ‘Be My Valentine’ cards
back to back
"Relationship" originally appeared in "Contemporary Haibun" and Contemporary Haibun Online, it appears in the chapbook, "Connections to This World."