Singing Along

      by Michael Dylan Welch and Tia Haynes

First published in Failed Haiku 5:49, January 2020, page 79. Originally written in August 2019 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the rengay workshop led by Garry Gay for Haiku North America.

tourist season
the long line
around the theatre                                                       Michael

        not throwing away my shot
        all our savings for a ticket                                    Tia

date night
does your mother know
that we’re out                                                               Michael

death at the barricades
the moment I realize
men can cry                                                                  Tia

        half the audience gasps
        before the chandelier falls                                   Michael

seasons of love
we still sing along
weeks after the show                                                   Tia