we wave on the light / teenage wild ones

great blue heron lands
at pond edge seen from dock
where we sunsoak clothesless
like a cowbird rachel makes a metaphor

_______

rachel and i working our way down
the collards and kale i reveal my
perfectionistic tendencies
_______
sound of clippers and scissor-snips
rachel’s thick straight locks
falling into grass
while emory looks on from rooftop
we joke about a twat gnat knuckle tatt

_______
the scary that is loving someone
i say/write
i’m not scared anymore
_______
they say it’s your birthday
well it’s my birthday too
we potluck circle sing-along in
celebration of tookie
turning (jokingly) 14
_______
fledgeling bluejay
baby beak tip intact
shiver-shaking in
cupped palms
_______
squawk of egon’s baby moscovies
toted around in plastic tub
from porch to
truck back to
bridge dance
_______
how we lean over railing
and wave on the light
wave on the whistle/roar
wave on the engine heat
wave on the conductor
teenage wild ones bridge-written

_______
dagny in all fuschia our
train bridge dance party choreographer
we move our limbs in
call and response order
under sunset-streak sky to
polish ambassador’s longest time remix
_______
cache/stash of rocks-for-throwing
lined up along bridge edge
too early to see the
spark of ammo/train car collision
_______

dagny wanting her mom
in truckback on oncoming-dark
ride back approaching off-road bumps
i draw her into my arm
cuddle her against my side
telling her it’s ok
as she cradles baby blue jay in her lap

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