BANNER
koi sidebar

A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 2, June 2019
line


Dave Bonta
Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA


At the Museum

The art museum’s smallest room is filled with miniature landscapes. The painter restricted herself to just a few details per painting: a lone tree stump instead of a forest, for example, or a fire hydrant instead of the whole subdivision. Hillsides tend to be barren and the skies a uniform gray. I pause in front of each and hoist my eight-year-old niece up by the armpits for a brief look.

Later, leaving the parking garage, we watch from the back seat as a ten-dollar bill changes hands. She giggles. They hold the money like it's FRAGILE, she whispers in my ear.

free admission
the first display is a glass box
with money in it

line

end

| contents page | next haibun |

koi sidebar r