What Was Now

For DVerse, a haibun about the present moment.


Lungs continue to inflate. Outside, white clouds are Rorschach blots in a sea of sky. The neighbors’ cypress tree is leaning as the wind breathes. Lungs hold their precious breath as birds chip. Lungs let go: Exhale.

sunny afternoon
notice past preconceptions
a breeze — a shiver


This picture was taken when 11 months ago was “now.”

10 thoughts on “What Was Now

  1. I like your ending

    sunny afternoon
    notice past preconceptions
    a breeze — a shiver

    A shiver, seems to me, the perfect physical response to noticing past preconceptions.

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  2. You get so much beauty into such a short piece “Outside, white clouds are Rorschach blots in a sea of sky” as a sentence really stood out for me, I love the imagery and the truth in it. Thank you for a lovely read

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