Oceans Away

by Mark Dailey, Jun Katanuma, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Tandem 1:2, October 2021, page 49. Originally written 13 June 2021 on Zoom in a rengay session during the Haiku Society of America annual conference.

retreating sea

foam slides down

the ale glass Mark

a shell on the table

looks so blue Jun

noonday sun—

the business

of tidepools Michael

a salty breeze

through the sandcastles Mark

carrying away

the diagnosis

a gentle wave Jun

on the drive home

imagining the green flash Michael