Haiku, by Jerome Cushman

Shake Rag Street
from a limestone cottage
the smell of pasty

the Red Rooster Café
the locals share the Journal
but spread the news

deer season
young bucks around the truck bed
counting points

abandoned mine
a rusted oar cart collects
wild rose petals

Merry Christmas Mine
where finding the Mineral
named the Point

frigid morning
trudging through the snow
to the cow warmth

small town economy
the Dollar General
wages war

tornado watch
carrying the old dog
into the cellar

Jerome Cushman, Mineral Point and Victor, NY