by Shelley Baker-Gard, Jacob Salzer, and Michael Dylan Welch


First published in Raining Rengay #2, October 2023. Originally written in October of 2018 at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway in Seabeck, Washington.



bikers line up

while the drawbridge opens

the river flows Shelley


across the wood bridge

the sound of footsteps Jacob


going nowhere

the suspension bridge

in morning mist Michael


the sun breaks through

lighting the moonbridge Shelley


factory smoke

becoming a bridge

between stars Jacob


the bridge to Terabithia

keeping me from sleep Michael