shot glass
"... 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. His works in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous international journals, including Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku, KYSO Flash, 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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The Same Old Puzzle Puzzles Again

a cocoon a blanket a ragged sheet of plastic wrap crumpled shiny aluminum foil damp paper towels (cradling young asparagus, cilantro, etc.) collapsed canvas tent material (or tents) a sleeping bag a duvet a quilt corrugated tin twisted by a tornado (and wrapped around the trunk of a pecan tree) a paper cone filled with popcorn a seaweed cone filled with rice and raw salmon a plastic garbage bag wriggling with day-old kittens cupped hands dripping water a clay pot filled with nothing

waiting for the bus
my arms wrapped
around myself