border diner
locals fill
the window seats


2 Responses

  1. Mike Schoenburg Says:

    my own backyard
    I forget
    to love it 🏡

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    border diner
    locals fill
    the window seats

    —LEROY GORMAN

    Who or what are the locals I wonder? Are the locals from both sides of the border or are only people from one side of the border able to have a cafe and look out?

    As the era of breaking down borders appears to have ended and we are building them back up again, what kind of menu will be there?

    A number of potent words make this resonate and vibrate with both meaning and mystery:

    border
    locals
    fill
    window seats

    This is not Kansas anymore Toto, nor is it Edward Hopper.

    .

    sunday lunch
    the chatter of children
    among hard drinkers

    Alan Summers
    Editor’s Choice, Haiku Harvest book (and magazine)
    Haiku Harvest  vol. 4 no. 1 (2003)
    Haiku Harvest: 2000 – 2006 (Modern English Tanka Press 2007)

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