Scenic Overlook

Heikki Huotari

To my private arsenal I've added self respect so don't do with
me what you won't. I'll spend potential energy and plummet as I
please to within nanoseconds of the bifurcation. Now the cantilever's
opposite, the vertical bends back to me, my hat is in my hand, I know
how tall I am, so take my picture, please. I am the one banana tree,
I am the lucky long straw and I am the very model of the famous
artist correspondence school so draw me.

In a past century Heikki Huotari attended a one-room school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower, is now a retired math professor, and has published three chapbooks, one of which won the Gambling The Aisle prize, and one collection, Fractal Idyll (A..P Press). Another collection is in press.