Kicking Back

by Michael Dylan Welch and William Hart

First published in Red Paper Parasols, the 2022 Southern California Haiku Study Group anthology, page 92. Originally written via email in June of 2017.

cotton candy scent—

the rope drops

on Disney’s Main Street Michael

tar on our son’s sandal

La Brea Park William

smog again—

a crescendo overflows

the Hollywood Bowl Michael

sea and sky

in the eyes of the surfer

kicking back for lunch William

Watts Towers

missing some marbles Michael

a working girl

on the Walk of Fame

summer twilight William