This extreme haibun erased is for the Secret Keeper’s writing challenge, to use these words:
CITY | GRASS | PLAY | RANT | WATER
I have borrowed Paul Militaru’s lovely photograph again for inspiration. Thanks Paul!
On the water, sunlight plays, a steely scimitar slicing the city’s heart in two. Gulls shatter the silver mirror and send ripples flying, feather-soft and rapid as the silent fishes that dart among the frond-waving grassy pastures of the sea.
too bright this light
that splinters—gull plunges
into green depths
flying fishes dart
among sea splinters.