giving name to

double disc!!! i call out
while stacking two discs on
top of each other and tossing simultaneously
to emory and zane in the morning-wet field
_______

killdeer mica says
giving name to
yesterday’s inland seabird
who-are-you moment
_______

yesterday’s looks like a fire-smoke sky commentary
affirmed by today’s baigz-report of
saskatchewan wildfires raging
and their haze drifting south
_______

wheels as tall as three of us
standing on each others’ shoulders
have you seen the machines

i ask baigz who mentioned tar sands
looks like another planet he replies
talking of the tailing ponds
_______
neighbor angela unveiling
a loaf of warm sesame-seeded squishy bread
as she unwraps it from a white-with-blue-stripe towel
_______
first cabbage of the season
i say as i name the
coleslaw component of dinner
set out on the butcher block
_______

pitcher of trish-made
lemon balm, holy basil, peppermint
“iced” tea from which i pour
my dinner beverage
_______

mica looking out across
wheat field assessing its
just-about-ready-to-harvestness
based on a closeup look at
the grains and also the way
the wheat heads are nodding
_______
(unidentifiable) bird of prey
i point out perched atop
electric wire pole
screech-caw drawing my attention
_______
from the water world:
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People watch as water gushes from the Xiaolangdi Reservoir section on the Yellow River, during a sand-washing operation in Jiyuan, Henan province
. voice of america, day in photos

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Students walk on a makeshift bridge as they enter their dormitory building which is partially submerged by floodwater, at a university campus after heavy rainfall hit Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China. – REUTERS/Stringer

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