Haibun ~ Ed
my favorite uncle
after twelve years, uncle donnie shows up at my door on a saturday
evening. other than his pallid skin, and a scar that zig-zags from his right
earlobe to the corner of his mouth, he looks fit and trim.
over steaks and bourbon,
he asks if i remember that day. before i can thank him, he says, "forget it kid. it's enough that you're feeding me. these
are different times. i got a new plan now." he offers no specifics,
and i don't ask. we finish our dinner in silence.
on the driveway, he
scans the house, and slaps me lightly on the cheek. "you
did good for yourself kid. you did real good. now tell me, who's your favorite
of dinner conversation
Ed Markowski resides
in Auburn Hill, Michigan. His poetry was first
published by City Magazine in 1978, and has been featured on Detroit
His work has appeared
in The Birmingham Poetry Review, Blind Man's Rainbow, Bear Creek Haiku,
Bottle Rockets, Brevities, The Elysian Fields Baseball Quarterly,
Fan Magazine, Heron's Nest, MayFly, Modern Haiku, Nerve Cowboy, The Parnassus
Literary Journal, Raw Nervz Haiku, The River Rouge Examiner, Sho Magazine, Short
Stuff, Slow Trains, and Snapshots.