by Michael Dylan Welch, Richard R. Powell, and Marilyn Powell
First published in Tidepools: Haiku On Gabriola (Gabriola, British Columbia: Pacific-Rim Publishers, 2011). See my introduction to the book.
the baby nods off
in her high chair Michael
touching old gum
under her desk seat Richard
eyes squeezed tight
for a final push . . .
birthing chair Marilyn
the sale tag snipped
from her new potter’s stool Michael
she sinks deeper
in the recliner Richard
asleep in her wheelchair Marilyn
Written 20 July 2008 at White Hart Pub, Gabriola Island, and Tim Horton’s, Nanaimo, British Columbia.