blood pulse protect

tbird and i barefooted and
park lounged sun on this
too-long covered skin – revealing day
of too-early (but we love it) spring
plus a salted caramel doughnut snack
_______

corduroy wrist cuff featuring
flamingoes in flight under a
tropical print sun
snapped on super power
blood pulse protection
_______

drum circle going off
as it seemingly always has all the
way back into as far as history goes
outside ashby bart
i carry the rhythm with me
wheeling bike into stopped car
_______

flicker of goldening light
through windows into face while
we slide and lurch forward
_______

mom and kiddo and i
(kiddo and mom both in pink)
sharing elevator smiling we
agree about the time it takes
(20 floors-worth) to descend
one level
_______

small hand-drawn map
clipped to brake cable
this is my gps i usually say
pointing to it and laughing

_______

gold cassette tape charm
necklace dangling between
chane’s collarbones
as he waits space-staring
outside fruitvale station

_______

sky pink-oranging off
the distant water that
reveals more and more of itself
the further up the 38th hills we pedal
saltsweat on skin telltale
sign of something summerish
_______

the steam that rises
from two mugs of
fresh boiled
ginger root tea
_______

limbwrapped we laugh at
bob’s burger
episoding on the screen

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