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).
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