ting!/thud

ear-muffled ting!/thud of
post-pounder meets T-post
in the tomato beds
sweat beading at edges of
yellow plastic ear muffs
_______
sexy bitch sunglasses
tyler reports the purchase
not made at dog and gun
just before presenting a
one-dollar typewriter to trish
at five dollars i say it seems
like the idea of them (the sunglasses)
is better than the actual thing
_______
tookie’s post-lunch doughnut delivery
we split the powdered and filled
(blackberry, cherry and creme)
things in half
and chomp
_______

with tiny tweezers i pull
tiny tick off upper outside thigh
_______

never give up!!!! ted calls
from the far end of the field
as i tail june into the endzone
but not close enough
_______
drizzle drops landing on
pond surface
mica and i observe
the water collision beading effect
we toss in a joke about silicone
_______

toon’s teal toenails
and the contrast/complement
of bright red blood
(must have scraped myself)
blooming near his ankle
_______
flock of kids on
pond dock diving
canonballing
kartwheeling and
straight-up tipping over and falling
into murky and refreshing water below
_______
rumply bumpy swamp-cuteness
in the form of a throat-pulsing
eye-blinking
sand/mud-covered toad
outside my window
under overhang
_______

just out of the oven
home-made bagel
sliced into pieces with a
dollop of butter on the side
set on porch table-bench for
post dinner sample feast

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