subsequent sadnesses

morning baby mouse sitting
still and exposed in doorway
which i trap between wall and shoes and hand
in order to capture in tupperware and release
into green green growth
(same creature i met/observed last night
exploring floorboards, shoes, crumbs
that i had hoped i wouldn’t have to kill
went to sleep scheming
catch and release)
_______

lift me up emory requests/asks
to the rim so i hoist and he pulls
on the net until he is hanging
from basketball hoop
_______

the infinite hero
the fearless and persistant
the champion of champions
the undefeatable UNICORN!!!
i call out holding the
rainbow-maned unicorn up in the air
that took one look at emory’s rubber band gun and said
i’m not afraid and proceeded to
wobble when hit but never
fall over
_______
why emory asks about the breaking up
do you not like her anymore?
no i say lifting a forkful of stuffed pepper to my mouth
tears arising with the ache
no, i really like her…
i love her a lot

_______
i select a stick from emory’s sampler
and light it blue haze filling the room
piñon and i explain
how this is what running through chilly
norteño new mexico mornings
(when the weather turned
and folks stoked their stoves)
smelled like
_______

detangling lines and hooks and tackle
while emory condenses his collection
into one box for travel
i ask about the difference
between soft lures and hard lures
noting the glitter and
curious about the fly-fishing feathereds
_______

dive bomb wasp
stinger to neck
outside karma door
damn i call out
chewing up plantain
and placing 0ver sting zing
before carrying on with cookshift
_______

can you grab the other end i ask
emory who helps me lift the
50 pound ripped bag of yard-left dog food
that jack has started to get into

onto the cart and then
after some resistance
he slowly fills the 5 gallon bucket
_______

your grief trish appreciates at dinner circle
and your open heart
_______

sauce queen mica calls me
in response to the dinner spread featuring
basil chimichurri and lemon tahini dressing
(acocmpanied by lentil salad
rice
pizza-less pizza and
shredded cabbage/carrot salad)
_______

plucking still warm (dehydrated) sungold tomatoes
from plastic racks
tears in my eyes i
share various thursday details
and subsequent sadnesses/questions/clarities
_______

knock knock joke puppet show
orchestrated behind the
towel-draped clothes drying rack
giraffe (emory) and lion (mica)
whose names i forget
and home-popped kettle corn
in a bowl at our knees

 

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