water feeds fire

6:50 a.m.
sun spilling lemon gold
through treebranches and
moon (1 day less than full)
bright white
like a sticker
pressed into sky


little machine
i call myself
on the run home
(just over the train bridge)
which is a way of saying
you have a strong body
use it


best use of the word squelch:
trish talks about the riot cops
in st. louis (ferguson)
(rubber bullets, bean bags, tear gas, etc.)
typical i say
joking (so we laugh)
though i know how hard we
both feel the hits

water feeds fire, my friend
sara says at the picnic table
regarding the heat in a pepper
and how many of them there are
in your meal


winter clothes trish says
regarding the hoodie
that i zip up for a jaunt to
slater’s hill to catch
the perseid meteor shower

from the water world:


child plays in a public fountain at a park in Bucharest as temperatures reach 37°C (98.6°F) in southern Romania.  – voice of america, day in photos

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