because we’ve been connected

a goodbye hug on mainstreet
(one of us still unclothed from the pond)
which is kindof not a big deal
because we’ve been connected already for 14 years
the majority of which has been between mid and west coast via mail
but also kindof is (a big deal)

_______

once again, frisbee has made
broken-feeling things in my body
feel good again i say
heading to the line
to pin my field-sweated clothes to it

_______

i’m going to be your person this morning
i tell emory and simon
while we walk up whitehouse stairs

_______

splash sounds
in the pond
(various contests
simon and emory counting down)
while i tie yellow baling twine
to Tposts
and weave it down the row
while the tomato tar marks me
(forearms, fingers, hands)

_______

emory wearing a shirt
we might all be envious of
(lavender colored
with a black/white photo of a dog
wearing shiny heart shaped sunglasses
and a million hearts in different bright colors
bursting forth
in all directions)

_______

a name for that thing a first child never gets over
(the readjusting to the usurping of mama’s attention
by a newborn)

_______

pan of blondies
balanced on
porch table
which is really a bench

_______

secret ballot is the name of the parlor game
wherein people write questions on pieces of paper
and someone reads them to the group aloud
(they are yes/no questions)
and then the secret ballot box
is passed around
and a black bean is dropped in for yes
or a white bean is dropped in for no
the box itself (in this case, a scotch tape roll box)
is concealing
so no one can tell what color bean you dropped in
the rules: there is no discussion/votes remain anonymous

_______

from the water world:

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U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and the Partnership for a Healthier America show a giant “Drink Up” logo, as part of the “Drink Up” campaign aimed at encouraging people to drink more water, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
– voice of america, day in photos

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A Tokyo DisneySea cast member (L) sprays a bucketful of water towards guests during a special summer attraction called “Minnie’s Tropical Splash” at Tokyo DisneySea in Urayasu. – voice of america, day in photos

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