Flutters

      by Susan Constable, Alice Frampton, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Haiku Canada Review 7:2, October 2013, page 32. Written by email in August of 2008.


outdoor café
our attention returns
to the crow                                                                         Susan

        a whiskey jack sips
        from spring runoff                                                   Alice

mall closing time—
a parrot unheard
behind glass                                                                       Michael

        the canary flutters
        in a brown paper bag                                             Susan

sundown . . .
a kingfisher hovers
over a ripple                                                                       Alice

        a bird of paradise
        sways in the breeze                                                Michael