shining on my right

while examining merits and demerits
of cleaning garden tools with a wire brush after use
vs. soaking them in water first
trish pa rum pa pum pums us and i join in
adding lyrics and verses

_______

the sound of my breath inside my skull
in the tomato beds
while pounding two rows of t-posts
in with a driver, earplugs in

_______

the burn of metal truck bed
under afternoon sun
against skin
cricket the dog a mix of tip-toeing
and jumping with the heat
on her paw pads

_______

tyler pulls two trays of
swollen/braided challah out of the oven
while we oooh and ahhh and later
before dinner
sing the challah/bread song
phoenix introduces us to
and we all place our hands on it
at the same time for the blessing
before ripping a chunk off
to feed each other

_______

rat snake is mica’s guess
about the brown considerably big (for missouri)
snake i spot resting in the grass growing up around
the east side of karma
while we maneuver ourselves under
an extension ladder taller than necessary
unleaning it from the second story

_______

one spot of bug dope
(named and mixed [essential oils]
by phoenix’s mom)
shining on my right wrist
and rubbed in

_______

when asked what organ of the body i am
i say lungs

_______

ya’ll gotta come see this
tyler calls from the south end of the train bridge
where road curves into field
and when we get there:
a horizon-huge parchment moon
(full) rising (enormous)
into a thin swath of cloud

we debate theories
on why the moon appears so huge
when it’s near the horizon
(which i later discover is a phenomenon
named moon illusion)

_______

on the walk back
moon bright and rising over
we answer essence questions and thenchoose the spice we might be
(oatmeal spice mix [cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg],
sage
ginger
basil)

_______

in a candle-lit room
(after two miles walking under moon
it is too much to turn a light on)
pang and spasm of an out rib
brought on by deep breaths
or moving in the wrong direction

_______

from the water world:

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In Mumbai, onlookers were told to stand back as waves hit the shore near the Gateway of India. India’s meteorological department has declared the start of the country’s monsoon season. – bbc, day in pictures

 

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In Irbil, a displaced Iraqi woman bathes her toddler at a temporary camp. An estimated 800,000 Iraqis have been forced to flee as Islamist militants took over towns.
– bbc, day in pictures

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