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Frogpond 37.3 • 2014

Museum of Haiku
Literature Award

Haiku & Senryu

Essay - Buson 100


Haiku Sequence


Book Reviews

From the Editors




Give and Take

Ignatius Fay, Sudbury, ON

She’s been seeing him for three months. They are not kids, both approaching forty. Neither is naive and each has issues. And he is a bit of an actor, so he’s always “on.” He likes to push her buttons. Used to being dominant, he is unprepared for her confidence and the strength of her opinions. And she doesn’t back down.

The refreshing thing is that, for the first time, she’s met a man who can take it when she reciprocates. She gives him back some of his own. His ego is not so fragile as to prevent him from seeing her point, when she has one, and trying to alter his behavior accordingly. Potential recognized!

the snap
and hiss of her
arc welder