by Jim Force (Nika), Michael Dylan Welch, and vincent tripi
First published in Woodnotes #23, Winter 1994, pages 8–9. The original publication was done in calligraphy by Carolyn Fitz, shown below. Written 20 December 1993, at the Toy Boat Café in San Francisco. See also “Summer in the Country,” written with Jim and Colleen Gerrish Force in 2011, which bookends the following rengay, eighteen years later.