Unfletched

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November

Our new home. We stack the old, wood-like deer
bones in the back, among the hedgehog cactus, dry
blue grama, and grey ponderosa cones. A pelvis,
three femora, a vertebra. She picks the grasses for
an inspiration cliff and I point the unfletched
arrow, This Here! That There! This is our first week
at Button Rock House.

 

Her smile —
I miss the doorknob
once, twice

 

                                                                ~ Tony Burfield

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Tony Burfield, from his prize-winning collection of haibun, Sawhorse (2017 Middle Creek Publishing), used by permission of the publisher. Tony Burfield lives with his wife in Pinewood Springs, Colorado, and works at the Boulder Public Library.

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