Note: I read on the link provided that micro-haibuns limit the prose section to 20-180 words. I wrote what I thought was enough for the poem and it’s exactly 20, so I guess it’s enough! And forgive the formatting, I think it looks better this way.


Splash. The water’s involuntary separation,
when penetrated by the fingers, the hands, the whole body.
Giving in, encircling the intruder.

a stroke on water
the timer ticking away
three metals glitter

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