Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – Hometown Haibun (posted by Mish)
Think hometown. Bring to life a scene or experience from your hometown, whether it be a childhood or adult memory. Reminisce. Relive a moment. Describe to us this place you are originally from using sensory details. If you wish, you may choose to view your hometown through new eyes, the way it feels and looks to you now when you visit.
The housing project buildings had one small terrace
per floor of nine families. We thought it huge.
It wasn’t. One summer, we kids decided to put on
a show for our parents. The terrace was reserved
for practice. We wore costumes–actually our parent’s
clothes and shoes.
Possessing no vocal talent, I nonetheless forged
ahead and sang two songs. To this day I remain
protected by not remembering how I sounded.
bevy of birds
perch in tree, singing
brazen bluejay off-key