Dawn Traces

     by John Thompson and Michael Dylan Welch
A through-the-mail rengay, written October 21, 1993 to January 6, 1994 Santa Rosa and Foster City, California. First published in [source to be added].


the first trace of dawn

darkens the heavens                                                     John


            the silhouette

            of a passing jogger                                              Michael


deep in the weeds

the cat lies hidden—

its eyes ablaze                                                                   John


vacant lot—

a forgotten ball glove

catches morning light                                                     Michael


            bare-faced I see

            new colors in the dew                                       John


almost faded
into sunlight
old moon                                                                             Michael