buffalos at rest
in a sea of sandy wheat
boulders in the waves
Author’s Notes: Once a month, I used to drive to Johnson City for the writers group they have there that meets at the public library. Such a lovely group of people there, especially their librarian, Maggie Goodman. I learned a lot from them. One day on the drive over, I glanced out my window as I passed by the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park and saw the small herd of buffalo the park service maintains there. That’s when I thought of this haiku. I wrote it down as soon as I got home.
This haiku has been published in Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, published by Dos Gatos Press, and in Manifest West: Even Cowboys Carry Cell Phones, published by Wayne State University Western Press Books.
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