while we kneel

in the dream
there was a fashion show and a storm
(yet to break)
and tuesday was wearing red
at the side of someone similarly fabulous
and gold
i lost the farm crew
somewhere in the stands
or bleachers
but knew they weren’t far
_______

did ya’ll grow up with gardens
i ask darien and tyler while we
kneel in the green beans
plucking

_______

tray of dried flower heads
separated by variety into the nesting ramikens
used envelopes re-used as
seed envelopes labeled:
zinnias
wild larkspur
mixed sunflowers
orange cosmos
calendula
marigolds

_______

layered and complicated
(the desire to think/write)
synonymous with sisterhood

_______

you can make it if you try-yyy
sly and the family stone sounds
leaking out lookfar
while i pluck and weed
the amish paste tomatoes

_______

darien calls out from the melon bed
regarding a pike melon he pointed out
this morning on the garden walk
that is now ripe
we devour slices for dessert

_______

because mica braves it
(our scummy pond)
i do too for ten minutes
of breast stroke
(how after four minutes
i tap into the rhythm)
followed by pouring the water bottle out
over my hair
to rinse it

_______

such a small ribcage i say
regarding the kitten we can scoop up
with one hand
whose name might be ash(by)

_______

sounds like a bass i say
regarding the unidentified sound
we hear from the front porch
emory investigates and reports back
by shouting through the closed window
he’s playing the window string
_______

water:

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Belarussians cool off under a waterfall on a hot day in Minsk, Belarus. The temperature in Minsk reached up to 34 degrees Celsius. Picture: EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH
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A sample glass of Lake Erie water taken near the City of Toledo water intake crib in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of Toledo’s water supply, the mayor said, instructing the 400,000 people in the region to avoid drinking tap water for a second day. Toledo officials issued the warning early Saturday after tests at one treatment plant showed two sample readings for microcystin above the standard for consumption, possibly because of algae on Lake Erie. Picture: AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari
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Residents ride a boat on a road flooded by the Bago river to the north-east of Yangon, Burma, also known as Myanmar. Flooding is common during the monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.
– bbc, day in photos
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An Israeli drone circles over Gaza City. – voice of america, day in photos
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A Palestinian boy, who was wounded in an Israeli strike on a house in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, sits on the floor as he waits to be treated at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital, in Beit Lahiya.  – voice of america, day in photos

A relative reacts at a badly damaged house as bloodstains are seen on a damaged wall in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip
A relative reacts at a badly damaged house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike that killed three Palestinians from the Wahdan family, as bloodstains are seen on a damaged wall in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip
. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Children react beside a dead body under rubble at a site hit by what activists said were two airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Douma in eastern al-Ghouta
Children react beside a dead body under rubble at a site hit by what activists said were two airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Douma in eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus .
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A Palestinian woman walks past destroyed buildings in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip 
A Palestinian woman walks past buildings destroyed by what police said were Israeli air strikes and shelling in the town of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly

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A Palestinian man walks in rubble in the Shejaia neighbourhood, Gaza. Health officials in Gaza say 1,800 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed and more than 9,000 injured since the conflict began nearly four weeks ago. – bbc day in photos
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An Israeli soldier prepares to pray as he sits in a concrete pipe used as a bomb shelter near the border with the Gaza Strip. Sixty-six Israelis have died, all but two of them soldiers.- bbc, day in photos
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