by Michael Dylan Welch and Garry Gay

First published in Sound of a Leaf, the 2018 Seabeck Haiku Getaway anthology (Bellevue, Washington: Haiku Northwest Press, 2020), page 63. Originally written on 26 October 2018 at the Meeting House at the Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, Washington.       +

estate sale—
the remains of a silverfish
in the insect book                                                            Michael

        on the unswept walkway
        dew-covered caterpillar                                          Garry

vacant lot—
a dozen grasshoppers
ticking in a jar                                                                   Michael

termite dust
under the back step
rusted nail heads                                                             Garry

        a nest of bees
        in the broken mailbox                                             Michael

forgotten swing set
two fireflies
chase each other                                                             Garry