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Rainbow

A Rengay by Bill Waters & Michael Dylan Welch

“one small step” . . .
up there on the moon
old glory

the union jack
limp at the cenotaph

Olympic rings
snapping in the wind . . .
doping allegations

summer swelter —
a tattered jolly roger
on the Disney ride

beneath the French tricolor
riot police in black and white

gallery opening —
a change of weather
ripples the rainbow flag


Published in Presence, issue 60, March 2018.

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Ancient rhythm

A Rengay by Bill Waters & Sandi Pray

morning mist
pale sunbeams
fanning through the trees

our footsteps find
their ancient rhythm

the girth
of these oaks!
old-growth forest

water sounds
the everything of
falling leaves

from somewhere
the knocking of a woodpecker

the way words
become unnecessary
heading home


Published in Presence, issue 58, July 2017.

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Two on autumn

so thick

the velvet moss

tumbledown wall

 

stubble field . . .

among the furrows

crows


Published in Haiku Presence, October 2016.

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Freezing rain

freezing rain . . .

winging low

a single crow


Published in Haiku Presence, February 2016.

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