Haiku by Michael Brandt

mission gone wrong
the clarity of hindsight
what now shall we do?

king arthur’s secret
the so-called magical sword
twelve bucks on e-bay
dna results

far more german than irish
which explains a lot
dog hair in the soup
a challenge to all logic

though the source be known
wet, heavy snowfalls
mud and grit tracked through the house
caveats of march

canonized in bronze
confederate slave owners
history winces

Michael Brandt, Arena