kainotophobia – fear of change
kakorrhaphiophobia – fear of failure
Summer Comes Too Soon
Wind whips a chill of impatience. Roiling waves chop at the bulkheads and ramps, speeding the jade of aged concrete, leaving lapilliform spaces for the next surge to fill.
Only the lowest hills are free of the cloud blanket. Toes of snow hint of the giant hiding behind the screen.
Unexpected kainotophobia isolates and penetrates this paradise;
man versus nature in constant battle. He fights the clover, the moss, the dandelions;
the crabrass, lambsquarters, and pokeweed. He is always on the defensive
to the marestail and witchgrass. But kakorrhaphiophobia rules the day.
Every day. Every moment of every day. And he will rule his Eden prison, this utopian cage.
Molten lava heart
Commander of the cloud sky
All watch the mountain
This is my first attempt at a haibun. When I read the prompt, I worried that today would be the first time my word of the day didn’t fit with the theme, but I think it worked.
Interested in haibun? You may want to check out Contemporary haibun online,
or one of these books:
Journey to the Interior: American Versions of Haibun by Bruce Ross
Landmarks: A Haibun Collection by Ray Rasmussen
Journeys 2017: An Anthology of International Haibun by Angelee Deodhar
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