by Susan Constable, Alice Frampton, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Haiku Canada Review 7:2, October 2013, page 32. Written by email in August of 2008.

outdoor café

our attention returns

to the crow Susan

a whiskey jack sips

from spring runoff Alice

mall closing time—

a parrot unheard

behind glass Michael

the canary flutters

in a brown paper bag Susan

sundown . . .

a kingfisher hovers

over a ripple Alice

a bird of paradise

sways in the breeze Michael