carefully we build

the sylvan esso song and the
proposed three-song dance party
which turns out to be a two-song dance party
for one
_______
AND THE CROWD… GOES…. WIIIIILD! emory and i
whisper-yell each time
either one of us makes a shot
IT”S A WILLY NILLY SHOT he whisper yells out
in his sports announcer voice…
WILL HE MAKE IT, OR NOT
_______
carefully we build
the blanket fort with three chairs and
two big blankets
one small blanket
one sheet and one sleeping bag careful
not to leave any opening
exposed –
how the light filters through the
thin quilt
mica’s grandmother made
and how we use it to find our way
across the trouble board
counting our way
with salix
_______

as galia sweeps and matt starts the fire
i go down the list:
farmer’s cheese with wild garlic: check
roasted butternut hummus: check
chimichuri crackers: check
sun dried tomato, green onion and sunflower crackers: check
dahl with red pepper and collards: check
salad and dressing: check
_______
11, almost 12 month old
in my hands and how amazing
that while she doesn’t speak yet
she understands when i ask her
if she wants to come up
the soft dough of her
in my grip

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