Preface, a Haibun

Let’s begin by saying, before we begin, that the following is not all of what the poet wanted to say or exactly how she would have or should have said it; however, having said that, it’s probably the best she could have done at the time; therefore, following this bit about what’s to follow, let’s begin, but before we do, the poet would like to try to say thanks for reading what follows even if you

Don’t read another
word after these words about
the words you will read.