No Place

by Deborah P Kolodji and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Blithe Sprit 32:1, February 2022, page 55. Originally written in October 2018, on the road from Tacoma to Seabeck, Washington, just before the 2018 Seabeck Haiku Getaway.


the heirloom umbrella stand

in our entry way Debbie

leaves arranged by colour

on the coffee table Michael

a new light

in the china hutch

bronzed baby shoes Debbie

election results

on the kitchen TV—

unwashed dishes Michael

multiple flushes

of the water-saving toilet Debbie

Christmas tree up

in the family room—

our raised glasses Michael