“Lucky” around town . . .

I live just far enough outside of town to qualify for saying the phrase “I’m going to town” whenever I head that way.  I like that.  It makes me feel like a pioneer heading up the trail in search of new adventures.  And there are plenty waiting for me there and more, of a different kind, when I return home again to the shelter of my woods.  Some might say the town I live near isn’t much more than a village, and they’d probably be right.  But my mechanic Lucky’s there . . . , and he’s the reason for my recent trip to town as well as the inspiration for the following:

going to town–
the morning woods still
holding onto her . . .

at Lucky’s garage
the Skoal clock ticks off time
balance balance bal–

flashing sign–
the clock an hour fast, 2
Jehovahs pedal past

Lucky: a man of few words; his brother: man of fewer . . .

a smudge-stained invoice 
delivered with a tra-la-la:
Lucky’s scat . . .


About Margaret Dornaus

I’m a writer and a teacher, as well as a haiku-doodler. I live in a beautiful woodland setting, surrounded by native oak forests, that inspires me to record haiku snapshots of luna moths and our resident roadrunner, and even an occasional black bear as it hightails it across the top of my road, my mongrel dog barking at its heels as I watch with wonder. My work as a travel writer has appeared in publications from The Dallas Morning News to the Robb Report. You can find examples of my travel writing–as well as excerpts from a travel memoir I’m working on–at my other WordPress site, Travelin’ On. What more than that do you need to know? Only that I started this blog with an eye toward collaboration. Got a haiku? Send it my way. . . . I’m all about new visions & voices. Best, Margaret
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