Happy Ending

by Kathabela Wilson, Michael Dylan Welch, and Sharon Yofan


First published in Tandem 2:2, October 2022 (actually June 2023). Written 23 October 2021 at a Southern California Haiku Study Group meeting on Zoom.



Peach Boy

his pink cheeks

charm me Kathabela


huffing and puffing

to the pig farm pigs Michael


Rapunzel’s hair

can fill in my bald spots

anniversary dinner Sharon


I beg the wolf

for one of his teeth Kathabela


just the right length

as a bedtime story

Goldilocks Michael


Cinderella slips

into a happy ending Sharon