a death due to caughtness

accounting numbers
blue marker in mica’s handwriting
on poster paper taped
to table
_______

perched on southside slope
in sun patch
big metal bowl of
popcorn in my lap
which i later offer
some of to mica
mid wood-stack
_______

to the visiting family
trish calls me sister
at the butcher block
sounds about right i say
_______

visiting siblings
dinnering with us
on front porch
(adele, lexi, avi)
make me wish i
was that awesome and self-assured
at that age
an acknowledgement
of some kind of magic
in the hearts/hands
of their parents
_______
deer skin, limbs and spine
found – appearing tossed against fence
a death due to caughtness
at the border of the faerie ring
_______

strip of low-lying cloud
just above horizon
which means
as pink-red orb
sinks down it disappears
before revealing itself again
as it lowers into horizon
thermos in hand i serenade
with the few songs i know
all the words to
two stepping solo
though the combo of me
my movement my sound
plus wind
feel more like an us
_______
enamel pot clicking
as it cools on karma stove
while i munch on
a literal midnight snack
(dried apple plus
peanut butter on bread)
_______

from the water world:

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A Bangladeshi homeless child sleeps on a garbage bag on the bank of the polluted Buriganga River on World Water Day in Dhaka. – voice of america, day in photos

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A woman enjoys the water overflowing from a defunct but still watery reservoir called the Wawa Dam in Montalban in Manila, the Philippines. – voice of america, day in photos

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