cattails
September 2016
Haibun
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Middle-Aged Blues
Mike Montreuil
Canada


This evening, there’s a twist in the coffee shop routine. The man’s nervousness is apparent, as he taps on the keypad of his smartphone. A gift for a date—no doubt—is in a white glossy paper bag and pink streamers, resting on the seat in front of him. It’s at this point where I would like to take a straw poll amongst us regulars as to whether she will or will not come to meet him. We think that she will accept his gift.

January cold—
the car heaters barely
able to work