Bending My Ears

      by Michael Dylan Welch and Ray Rasmussen

First published in Haiku Canada Review 11:1, February 2017. Originally written 8 June 2009 while hiking together through Whitemud Ravine in Edmonton, Alberta.


tea party
my daughter insists
that I wear her doll hat                                                               Michael

        a row of bonnets displayed
        at the coal mining museum                                                Ray

rip of the chain saw
an acorn plunks
on the foreman’s hard hat                                                          Michael

chill wind
I reach again
for my missing toque                                                                  Ray

        a tasseled sombrero
        for the birthday boy                                                            Michael

bickering women
the straw hat
bends my ears                                                                            Ray