about the way (sun) light falls through things

apologizing to the tomato starts
for potting them up
into cold soil

_______

whirlygig on top of the whitehouse
while yellow trash bags go airborne
over the gravel road
(emory cheering on the kite
that tyler apprehends with
his garden hoe)

_______

wire brush with a neon-orange handle
held tight in my hand while
scraping today’s dirt (rich and sandy)
from work-party (building north garden)
shovels (for path-digging)
hoes (for furrow-making and covering)
pitchforks (for pummy-pitching)

_______
i drink from the fountain of youth i say
with an eyebrow raised (ridiculous face)
in a ridiculous voice
upon discussing my actual (38) age and
perceived (31) age

_______

two cups of peanuts
two tablespoons of butter
two tablespoons honey
they’re easy to make
says mica
about the honey roasted peanuts she served on
tonights beautiful (shredded carrots, sprouts, shredded beets) gado gado

_______

8-cup pyrex on the butcher bock
filled with darien’s roasted dandelion
(collected and processed this spring) tea
sweetened with sorghum and
softened with milk

_______

you should have a bumper sticker i say
to darien
that says
ask me about black walnuts

_______

it’s always about the way the (sun)light
falls through things and
this evening, it’s about the way
the pinkblue sky (light)
falls through budding branches
of arc-limbed trees
whose name i don’t know
outside the long loft window

_______

white pine sap (and sap smell)
picked up by the palms of my hands,
the denim of my pants
on a sunset climb
holding on (hugging)
25-30 feet up
in the wind
(the specific sound it makes
whishing through the needles
as we bend / sway )

_______

from the water world:

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Maritime police search for missing passengers in front of the South Korean ferry “Sewol” which sank at the sea off Jindo.  – voice of america, day in photos

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A relative waits for their missing loved one at a port in Jindo, South Korea. – voice of america, day in photos

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People enjoy the last day of water festival on Pyi Road in Rangoon, Burma.
 – voice of america, day in photos

 

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