Suburban Haibun

Prodigal, prodigal, prodigal. Not at this address. Motorcycle idling on the driveway, Randle looks through the bay window at an empty room. “How could they just leave?” he says. And then he notices his own use of his father’s open-armed gesture for leaving.

child fingers
pull petals apart
in sunlight

Daryl Scroggins lives in Marfa, Texas. His most recent book is This Is Not the Way We Came In, a collection of flash fiction and a flash novel, available from Ravenna Press.

You can see more of his work in 50/50