by Garry Gay and Michael Dylan Welch
First published in Frogpond 17:3, Autumn 1994. Written 9 August 1992 in Foster City, California. This was the first rengay ever written (Garry invented the rengay form the night before). Download or view the “Four Rengay” trifold, where this rengay also appears, on the Trifold Downloads page on my Graceguts website.
shriveled on a branch
unpicked apple Garry
blows against the tree roots Michael
muffled by the storm
in this monochrome world
distant goat bell Garry
a clock ticking
by the frosted window
steaming muffins Michael
counting each chime Garry
storm clouds pass . . .
moonlight through lace curtains
falls on the cat’s back Michael