Still Santa Fe

by Michael Dylan Welch, Robin Palley, and Dave Russo

First published in Frogpond 45:3, Autumn 2022, page 97. Originally written at the Haiku North America conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on 16 September 2017.

kachina dolls

on a sunny sidewalk

distant thunder Michael

dry arroyo

puffs of cedar pollen Robin

red chilies

hint of rain

over Route 66 Dave

my shoes removed

in the kiva’s coolness Michael

lightning flash

for a moment

ghost ranch Robin

scent of smudge sticks

from the old adobe Dave