about the molten glow

a little like a biodynamic pyramid
i press the blacksmithed dragon
into the head of the flower bed

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trish and i
post-lunch
standing where east garden meets south garden
she offers me some bites of nutella toast
fig newtons closed into her fist

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let’s all work on one row at a time
i say about the kale and cabbage beds
i’d like to get them (starts) in as quick as possible
darien carving away at the holes
trish sitting in path with leg extended so as to avoid beesting-to-the-foot swelling
tyler and robin down the row, planting, adding compost and pressing down

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it’s like that first piece of pie trish says
about lifting the crumbling soil blocks
up and out of the wooden flats

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cocorosie on the speakers
windows cracked open
in shorts and sandals and button up cotton shirt
scrub-brush for sandy beets
peeler/carving knife for moldy beets
in hand
picture worthy: beet-pinked water in stainless steel bowl
rhythm: potato chopping
my body knows these moves
(once upon a greasy vegan comfort food kitchen and 50 pound sacks of red round)

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darien in the kitchen with a bowl of nixtamlized dough
(something about ittexture/underlying flavor – he says is like cookie dough)

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ashley and i laughing in our
potluck couch position
now and then sharing a kid chair to put our feet up on

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anyone want to see a great sun right now
you just gotta step out the back door and look
i announce to the kitchen and couch dwellers
about the molten glow
sinking horizonward

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i like to support people in their name changes
mica says
i’ve always loved the name leroy
says trish
do you get confused with there being two kims
kim asks

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this is not water
but this is work:

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Afghan day laborers work at a brick factory on the outskirts of Kabul. – voice of america, day in photos

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from the water world:

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An altar with prayer offerings for missing passengers on board the South Korean ferry that capsized last week stands near the water’s edge. The confirmed death toll has reached 108, as divers recovered more bodies from the sunken hull. – bbc, day in photos

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Sri Lankan farmers prepare a paddy field for sowing, in Piliyandala, on the outskirts of Colombo. – bbc, day in photos

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