Written for: dVerse Poets Pub: Haibun Monday – “Transitions” (guest host: Merrill)
“For this Haibun Monday, I want you to write about change, but specifically, I’d like you to write about a transitional time in your life. It could be something profound—a near death experience, for example. It could be about starting or leaving a job, getting married, or having a baby. It could be how you feel when the seasons change. How you define transition is up to you. It could even be about how you helped someone else through a transitional time.”
At twenty years of age, due to circumstances,
I wound up in a hospital. While my eyes were closed,
I could see a tunnel filled with light. Though not awake,
I thought I detected murmuring sounds around me.
A flicker of light came through, the voices grew
louder. My eyes opened, and the first thing I saw
was a number on a white wall. I thought I was dead,
and was assigned this number in some sort of afterlife.
unable to fly away
mends on summer morning