The Wave: A Haibun from 2017

For Fandango’s Flashback Friday, I have a haibun that I wrote almost 4 whole years ago, on November 27, 2017. Looking at the poems on the surrounding pages of this old journal, I noticed that I had written a lot about “the world’s great need.” That phrase must have really stuck with me. That was 4 years ago. Just wait, Past Jenna; just wait. :/

The depth of the world’s need swells up like a wave in me, but at least that crashing wave was channeled into poetry. Harness that tsunami’s energy. Let the wave flow through; follow where it leads with a new world in view. Trust the tides and know that this is for the better transforming you.

A day at the beach
Deep ocean, summer heat wave
I don’t mind swimming.


(Okay, now the current question is, “Where does this wave lead?”)

Photo by Emiliano Arano on

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