Written for dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – “Gratitude” (posted by Frank J. Tassone)
“Greetings Poets! Welcome to Haibun Monday, where we blend prose and haiku into something new. Frank J. Tassone here, and today, I want to reflect on that vital emotion that’s too often ignored: gratitude!”
My nephew worked diligently to overcome a long-time addiction. Tonight
was his night. One year clean. The coin was presented to him by
his sponsor. Now he is working a job which helps others in that
same situation. I was proud to be sitting with my sister, niece
and her husband, supporting him.
Gratitude is a two-way mirror of tears. He is proud, confident,
loving, and sorry. His family and friends respect him, and love him–
through their tears.
bird with injured wing
turtle slow strokes across lake
carrying the bird