by Michael Dylan Welch and Geneviève Wynand


First published in Haiku Canada Review 18:1, February 2024, page 68. Originally written on Zoom, 15 October 2023, during a meeting of the Vancouver Haiku Group, with the last verse added 16 October 2023 via Messenger on Facebook.

goth toddler

the second-hand stroller’s

broken wheel Michael


her name in fresh ink

goth toddler Geneviève


eating the biscuits

left out for the dog

goth toddler Michael


fingernails polished

with ten black olives

goth toddler Geneviève


crossing goth with toddler

Scrabble night Michael


the nightlight left on

for her teddy bear

goth toddler Geneviève