The following haiku sequence was first 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