Book shout: I no longer hear you sing by Bindweed contributor, Ann Christine Tabaka

Congratulations to Bindweed contributor, Ann Christine Tabaka on her latest poetry collection, I no longer hear you sing.

Ann Christine has previously contributed poetry and fiction to Bindweed.

We wish you all the best with your new book, Ann Christine!


Ann Christine Tabaka – flash fiction


Jim went outside to sit in his yard and enjoy the night. The full moon was bright that night, unusually bright.  Jim sat and watched it with curiosity, as it appeared to grow larger with each passing minute, until it felt as if it enveloped him in its glow.   He fell asleep on the ground.

The next morning Jim awoke in his room, walked over to the window and looked out at a distant blue planet, Earth.  It looked so beautiful and different from the sterile environment that he inhabited. He wondered what it would be like to live there.




Ann Christine Tabaka was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She is the author of 9 poetry books.  Christine lives in Delaware, USA.  She loves gardening and cooking.  Chris lives with her husband and three cats. Her most recent credits are: Burningword Literary Journal; Muddy River Poetry Review; The Write Connection; Ethos Literary Journal, North of Oxford, Pomona Valley Review, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, The Hungry Chimera, Sheila-Na-Gig, Foliate Oak Review, Better Than Starbucks!, The Write Launch, The Stray Branch, The McKinley Review, Fourth & Sycamore.
*(a complete list of publications is available upon request)

Ann Christine Tabaka – 1 poem



It was strange,

running into you at the grocery store.

You remembered me from high school,

almost fifty years ago.

You looked familiar,

but I never was good t remembering names.


You stopped me to ask

if I was okay.

I was mumbling to myself

when I walked by you.

I was just upset over something trivial.

I even forget what it was now.


We chatted a while,

then smiled and made our pleasant good-byes.


Thinking back,

I did not have many friends in high school

I was a bit of an outcast.

Age is the great game changer,

making friends of strangers,

and strangers of friends.


Walking away I was glad that you stopped me.

Talking helped me forget my troubles.

It also made me think,

how many people do I pass everyday

that I once knew

and how many have left us behind.



Ann Christine Tabaka was born and lives in Delaware.  She is a published poet, an artist, a chemist, and a personal trainer.  She loves gardening, cooking, and the ocean.  Chris lives with her husband and two cats.  Her poems have been published in numerous national and international poetry journals, reviews, and anthologies. Chris has been selected as the resident Haiku poet for Stanzaic Stylings.