Under the Bashō 2017

 

bare branches
red tail
of a Southwest jet

 

afternoon T-ball
my son picks dandelions
in left field

 

news
from friends overseas
late summer rain

 

restless afternoon
three koi wiggle under
lily pads

 

beach mosaic
left by sanderlings
my footprints now, too

 

yellow needles
of a dying pine . . .
her refusal to vote