savored/rationed

four small slices of
savored/rationed orange
after morning lotus flow yoga
on a scrubbed-clean mat
_______

hot sauce as knuckle tattoo
( HOTS AUCE )
for almost 7-year-old emory
we laugh in various states of
present and post – breakfastness
(this one’s for you, lulu)
_______
ruminating on lailye’s comment regarding
pursing a creative practice at a research institution
(like making artwork with
the military)
as i one by one transfer tiny
tomato starts – small network
of roots dangling – in the greenhouse
graduating them from flats to soil blocks

_______

chai-roma permeating
lunch-time kitchen with its
cardamomy, anisey, gingery (etc)
sinus/lung filling goodness

perfect day for chai both
trish and joe say upon smelling it
on this overcast almost-drizzle afternoon
_______
lunch clean up
lady gaga cranked while we
laugh around the butcher block
this beat is sick
let me take a ride on your disco stick
_______

front porch happy hour featuring
tyler’s cider
bubbles rising through pale
liquid in clear glass
how trish laughs
at the unexpected buzz
and i marvel at the amount of
nutritional yeast at the bottom
of the popcorn bowl i’ve licked up
with my finger
_______

persimmon wine joseph says
as the secret to the best tasting shitakes
trish has ever had
_______

how i adore how
sandhillers never tire
at cheering for joseph and i
post-ab-challenge as we
join the dinnering group
and how tonight i respond
with i think i hurt my ovaries
(after 115 situps, 190 crunches
62 leg lifts and one minute and 50 seconds of plank)

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