Gary Evans

Stanwood, Washington

Gary began writing haiku as a high school student, inspired by a world literature teacher in his senior year. A few years have passed now and he has returned to this literary form. Married and with two grown children, he is attempting to meet the challenge of “living a haiku life” and enjoying every pause to appreciate the “small” things.

a meadowlark’s song—

the silence

between the notes

frost-covered window—

she gazes through

her mother’s forgetfulness

missing mitten

my granddaughter asks

if I need help

alone . . .

I share my breakfast

with the silence

my daughter’s voice

now clicks

in a text message