pretend dance moves

winding through the subdivision
dad points out gold/brown patches on the
japanese yews
talks about how the cold winter
(several weeks in a row of below zero temperatures)
took a toll
though if there’s still some green, they’re not dead yet

_______

mom buckles tap shoes
onto my wool-socked feet
and the pretend dance moves i do
on the checkerboard dance floor
arm motions included

_______

the three of us walk along
swollen and swirling water
(muddy colored fox river)
not far from the train tracks
and downtown

_______

kelly green accordion
(half size and busted)with a $25 tag on it
at the antique/consignment store
that you could wind through for an hour
and still not have seen everything

_______

tiny plastic ramiken
containing one pink-orange cube of cantaloupe
for sampling

_______

a marking of time
by what chain store/restaurant
was where and when

_______

seems like we’re going backwards dad says
across from me at the table after dinner
where we talk about fracking
and gmo’s

_______

some call it karma
some call it shithead
reads the online article
about the card game

_______

this is the last card i say
as chris and mom and i make our way
halfway through the mad gab deck
laughing at how we sound like
an automated computer voice
_______

from the water world:

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A police water cannon is used against anti-government protesters in Soma, Turkey where the mine accident took place. Hundreds of protesters took part in the march against the government and there were clashes with the police forces
.- voice of america, day in photos

 

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