Are We There Yet?

by Michael Dylan Welch and Wilda Morris

First published in Haiku Canada Review 16:2, October 2022, page 64. Originally written on Zoom, 20 May 2022.

summer storm—

traffic lights

blinking red Michael

Grand Canyon exit

the deer we hit Wilda

coast road—

the top down

all the way Michael

quick stop

thump of groceries

in the trunk Wilda

empty middle-school lot

my daughter’s first drive Michael

sleeping child

lifted from the car seat

home again Wilda