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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Bob Lucky is a regular contributor to haiku and tanka journals in the US, Europe, and Australia, whose work has been widely anthologized. His works in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous international journals, including Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku, KYSO Flash, The Prose-Poem Project, The Boston Literary Magazine, Haibun Today, and Contemporary Haibun Online (where he edits content).

Lucky's chapbook of haibun, tanka prose, and prose poems, entitled Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) was an honorable mention in the Touchstone Book Awards. He now lives and works in Saudi Arabia.

Bob Lucky

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Too Late for a Second Honeymoon

I can't say
I hate you, but love
gets worn so smooth by
time that it's hard to get
a grip. Yes, I'm afraid
of almost everything, of you
leaving, of me leaving, even
of both of us staying put
like lichen clinging to a dull stone.

birdsong at twilight...
that point where melody