harvest is thin

before the day heats up
we chase the disc and each other
up/down the dew-wet field
it’s kindof excessive i respond
when kale appreciates my vocalizations
_______

placing spearmint on
dehydration racks under
not yet noon sun
sweat rising to skin surface
on calves
forearms
dripping down chin
eyebrows
(107 tyler says heat index)
_______
hi-five pop-up card featuring
heart and stars rainbowified
and two bears (one polar, one panda)
paw-slapping
_______

pack of fruit-striped gum
(sent in reference to a
seattle halloween costume)
passed around and around
at the meeting to keep up
with the quickly disintegrating flavor
you look like a gym teacher trish says
of the tank shirt mouth full of chew combo
_______
we talk tomatoes and
canning quotas knowing this year
the harvest is thin
_______

hoophouse flopping-over tomato busted trellis hedge: two points
frank the tank: one point
_______
pesto roasted potatoes scent
originating in oven-warmed kitchen
and radiating outwards
_______

everyone was in the streets
celebrating and crying
nina says of the berlin wall coming down
my mother didn’t know a germany without it
_______
come with us rachel responds
to my don’t go regarding
her and dan’s bike departure/doughnut run
set for tomorrow morning
(wherein jello wrestling
may or may not be involved)
_______

gorgeous wilderness i call her
sending shivery sweet dreams
and all varieties of light
i have ever known
_______

night breeze making a nearly
mosquito-less moonglow lightning flicker hammock sit possible
_______

from the water world:

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A helicopter from the Andalusian Firefighting Service (INFOCA) drops water over scrub land during a forest fire in Los Barrios, near Cadiz. Since July 19 wildfires have ravaged nearly 39,000 hectares of land in Spain, according to the provisional figures from the agriculture ministry. – voice of america, day in photos

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A boy plays near a fountain depicting a water tap in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. – voice of america, day in photos

 

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