Off the Top of Our Heads

by Michael Dylan Welch, Alice Frampton, and Connie Donleycott

Honorable mention in the 2008 Haiku Poets of Northern California rengay contest. First published in Mariposa #20, Spring–Summer 2009. Written on 11 July 2008 on the patio at the Olive Garden restaurant in Silverdale, Washington. See also “Breadsticks.”

my son’s baseball cap

on backwards—

daylight saving time Michael

a grey fedora

floats downriver Alice

lowering the visor

on the bike helmet

female cop Connie

the line cook’s hairnet

almost falls into the soup Michael

after midnight

I find the toque

on the snowman Alice

the elastic breaks

on my birthday hat Connie