Nightshift

      by Aubrie Cox, Barbara Hay, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Wales Haiku Journal, Spring 2018. Originally written 
on Bainbridge Island while waiting for the ferry to Seattle, Washington, 19 October 2014, after that year’s Seabeck Haiku Getaway.


clouds drift
from star to star—
ferry crossing                                                                 Aubrie

        a woman of the night
        checks her reflection                                              Barb

dusty attic—
a slice of moonlight
on the golf trophy                                                           Michael

        nightshift clerk
        stomps out a cigarette                                           Aubrie

meteor shower—
I order room service
from the balcony                                                            Barb

        the town jailer
        calls it a night                                                        Michael