thank you for full-spectrum-izing me

she explains the difference
between a toad
and a frog
(look for the poison glands
behind the toads eyes)
_______

my specialty in the garden she says
is destruction
you should put that on a trading card
i reply but don’t give it out
to the wrong people

______

western oriole/western tanager
she sees/says
after remembering a needle is
still technically a leaf
she talks to piñon trees
far as the eye can see
in the 7,000 foot desert
_______

reserving a
special respect/honor
for observant people
she calls them brilliant
_______

thank you for
full spectrumizing me
i say laying under the heart/round-leafed
red bud branches
_______

baigz pouring grape juice
from mason jar and
plunking in frozen
melon chunks as ice cubes
_______

trish’s tortilla press trick:
gallon bag cut open
to line the iron
_______

like a seal tyler says about
the look-shape of
a whip-poor-will
_______
dainty print pressed
into dried mud road
with claws
perhaps raccoon
perhaps something smaller
_______

crescent moon mica says
and we step outside
greeted by silver sickle
descending alongside
the brightness of
jupiter and venus
_______
hushed guitar and voice
(ty and tookie) drifting in the
darkness of uncandled unlit
upstairs karma
(including but not limited to:
wonderwall and in the air tonight)

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