compass calibrating

not that it’s a contest but
the arrival of an unexpected parcel
(blue padded envelope)
from south carolina
written in unfamiliar writing
from an unfamiliar address
with a familiar last name
a book and a card thanking me/
sending appreciation for the shreds of
daily poetry
(a book i’ve been wanting to read
even though i never knew it existed
until it arrived)
ranks pretty high on the year’s
mail moments
this is an appreciation right back
for looking in on the overlooked
moments that build a day
_______
bon iver lunch cleanup soundscape
sometimes the music matches the weather
or tone of day
like a final puzzle piece placed
_______
cool enough that we
pull the whitehouse kitchen table
away from the window
and arrange chairs around it
_______
cards that appear
in the four card spread
regarding thinking/doing/avoiding
and the upcoming adventure:
apprentice of bones
the world
four of bones
strength
_______
trish hands me a fabulously oversized
version of the strength card
and i can feel my inner compass
calibrating
_______
corinne presents me with a
cliff bar snack for the road
and a generous slice of
the best chocolate mousse cake
on the planet that harper selected
for its lightness
_______
we pass shannon around
in phone form
how good this sharedness feels
_______
blood piss mix
harper describes the clouds
we can see from
clearing #1 out along the back road
you know what i mean
best yet i say
of the stuff harper calls cotton candy
and a strip of blue/green (glimpse of sky)
streaked across
_______
corinne calling out from front yard
ringed by flashlight glow
about the dog who showed up
asks about my knowing it
says later i get wary of dogs i don’t know
about how she kneeled down and held
her hand out
but pulled it in when she saw teeth

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