Wintering

The following haiku sequence was published in Solitary Plover (#19, Winter 2014), the journal of the Friends of Lorine Niedecker.



day moon—

the prize pumpkin

lifted to the pickup



first cold night—

the farmhouse linoleum

worn at the sink



a love stamp

on the severance cheque—

cold rain



scrambling too many eggs

for breakfast

the widow



snow day—

your apple compote

bubbling on the stove



pet cemetery—

the frozen earth

so hard to dig



job interview—

the snow shovel

lifted from its hook