between two floods

morning reward for
last night’s ‘work’:
black rasbperry/black currant jam
spread generously on
buttered toast
_______

the strategic placement of
plastic buckets on wet
front porch wood to
catch rain where the
plastic corrugated roof leaks
_______

all pacific northwestern up in here
i say to baigz referring
to the rain which is the kind
that comes down all day slow
and steady under a heavy
gray sky
_______

outside i command/ask/redirect
emory as he sounds (amazingly well)
the corroded trumpet
_______

trapped between two
flooded spots tyler reports
from the road
on the way to kirksville
while mica looks up best routes on
the missouri dept of transporation site
_______

monster cookie cake baked in
cast iron adorned with mini home-made
bees wax candles for bobbie
_______
running on the back road
where the view breaks open to
sometimes a strip of shine
but this time
a whole stretch of shine
flooded flood plains
fields of corn appearing as glistening lake or
wide slow river
_______

cow hooves thundering
as i run alongside the other side
of their fence only it isn’t
the usual rumbling as they
ramble through the  marshyness
more of a splatting

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