Monday, September 13, 2004

Haibun - North Shore

North Shore

Our summer house was built in the 1920s
and had a shower outside. During the day,
the sun warmed the pipes. On hot nights,
my sister and I took turns reaching up to
tug the chain as the spray turned cool, then
cold. I can recall her so clearly - shivering,
almost blue in the shadows.

washing our hair --
streams of moonlight
down her back