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
of dinner conversation
Markowski resides in Auburn Hill, Michigan.
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
Stuff, Slow Trains, and Snapshots.
His poetry was first published by City Magazine in 1978, and has been featured
on Detroit Public Radio.
2005: Simply Haiku