Journey in Blue

by Garry Gay, Claire Gallagher, Fay Aoyagi, David Noble, Bruce Kennedy, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Mariposa #40, Spring/Summer 2019, page 21. Originally written 28 April 2002 at Carolyn Hall’s home in Santa Rosa, California. I acted as facilitator, and believe this to be the first six-person rengay ever written.

hound’s tongue

the snail travels

the length of it Garry

the runner’s spandex

a blue dream Claire

field of lupin

a father and son

pedaling bikes Fay


arching over the path—

pieces of sky David

reaching for the next fence post

evening glories Bruce

first falling leaves—

the pool sweep

escapes from a corner Michael