Two Fat Spaniels

      by Michael Dylan Welch and Amelia Fielden


Written on 15 July 2011 on the ferry from Anacortes, Washington to Sidney, British Columbia. Winner of an honourable mention in the 2011 Haiku Poets of Northern California rengay contest. First published in Mariposa #26, Spring/Summer 2012, page 31. Also published in Amelia FieldenConversations in TankaPort Adelaide, Australia: Ginninderra Press, 2014, page 118.



weekend getaway—

the smell of the sea

at the ferry dock                                                                              Michael


            in the queue a woman

            drenched in Diorissimo                                                      Amelia


laundry day—

she calls my dirty socks

toxic                                                                                                      Michael


grey smoke belching

from lumber mill chimneys—

rain in the pines                                                                                Amelia


            a picture of roses

            at the olfactory museum                                                  Michael


a lavender border

along the wedding chapel path

two fat spaniels                                                                                Amelia