to be an ox

i put all my weight in, i lean into it
i share about shoving the tposts
back and forth in one direction and
then back and forth in the directions perpendicular to that
as we work them out of the
north garden tomato beds some of which
were planted to the tune of
take me to church
_______

the plunk of green tomatoes
in white buckets
_______

it feels good to be an ox
i say about sweating while hauling
cartload after cartload of Tposts
(8 each, approximately 70 pounds)
_______

a dragonfly conference
i call out from the gravel road
to those on the porch
under circling of
clear/black lace wings
_______

from the water world:
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Protesters shelter behind a caravan as Belgian riot police uses water canons during clashes as farmers and dairy farmers from all over Europe take part in a demonstration outside an European Union farm ministers emergency meeting at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Thousands of farmers gathered in the European capital calling for more help with low prices and high costs in the European Union’s largest agricultural producer country. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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from the if only all plastic surgeons were like this world:

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Plastic surgeon Abdul Ghafar Ghayur (L) speaks to a patient at Aria City Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Ghayur is practising his own brand of welfare in Afghanistan, where access to healthcare is limited and many cannot afford private treatment. The money he makes from the hundreds of nose jobs and Botox injections he performs on wealthy Afghans allows him to perform life-changing surgery on low-income patients at a discount or sometimes for free. Ghayur’s practice in the capital Kabul offers a microcosm of Afghan medicine, where doctors, driven by a sense of civic duty, try to fill huge gaps in a public health system devastated by decades of war. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

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