by Michael Dylan Welch and Liz Ann Winkler

First published in Haiku Canada Review 16:1, February 2022, page 53. Originally written in November 2012 in White Rock, British Columbia, just after attending a meeting of the Vancouver Haiku Group in Vancouver.

a time for blossoms . . .

the organist

late for church Michael

all hands raised

at the student council meeting Liz

hush of the crowd—

a penalty flag

on the final touchdown Michael

last squeeze of the bagpipe—

a girl guide lays a wreath

on the cenotaph step Liz

a cheer goes up

for the guitar solo Michael

winter light . . .

the judge turns

to instruct the jury Liz