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Issue #3, Marshall Mesa, Boulder, Colorado. Haiku: Patrick Lynn, Krista Morien, Jonathan Machen. Drawings by Jonathan.

Jonathan, Krista, and I had a wild
and wooly time last weekend.
We went to the Marshall Mesa trail
and hung out under the bridge
gnashing our teeth at pedestrians and their dogs,
scaring the young children.
Wish you all could have been there. Patrick

im sure Krista knows
the name of this leafy bush
on which i'm peeing

grey winter day
my feet sink in the soft earth
of the empty stream

on this windy mesa
the mountains i know so well
hold themselves in the distance

airbrush orange and red
scoured by wind and water
cliffside of color

boulder open space
like a safety valve for dogs
left inside too long

from sea to coal fields
the many lives of the mesa
under my feet

a magpie flies by
in the silence created
by the constant wind

plastic doggie bag
protecting an errant turd
from the hikers feet

days pass and the snow
turns from white to muddy brown
grieving comes slowly

cold teeth and dogshit
today's haiku walk is off
to a shaky start

scattered pine needles
the thousands of haiku which
fell around Basho

in his colorful garb
patrick lurks among the trees
writing a haiku

bearer of the paw
places a finely shaped print
on her green trousers

february thaw
the muddy trails crowded with
cooped-up animals

solo/group kukai
jonathan machen