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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 11, Number 3, September 2017

Ray Rasmussen
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Not Amused

I thought that she’d enjoy being a muse, but after sending her a haibun I wrote about our breakup, she emailed back, “It seems I was only your muse when we broke up and not when I was loving you.”

But doesn’t everyone pay attention to a toothache, and not the sound teeth? It’s the third time she’s broken it off, so I have lots of practice with that side of things.

What bothers most is that she added, “If anyone ever asks my advice I'll say never get involved with a writer.”

the black cat
in and out the door—
my finger on delete

Note: First published in Frogpond.



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