above the roar

emory singing we will we will rock you
as he bounds out the door
after breakfast for school
_______
at the writer’s table i notice
how many times i say reveal
but can’t help myself
from saying it again
_______

the vastness of parts
and smallness of other parts nik says
the layout lends
(words on a ledge
he explains
lines as lace i think)
_______
i howl at the hounds
crossing the highway
as a truck approaches
in the distance
in the opposite lane
_______
me pedaling up sandhill road
stan on the tractor near the horse barn
how we both lift our arms
to wave above the roar
_______
you say everyday communism
and i think of bread
_______

reports of poetry being
read aloud in the ICE office
whilst waiting
_______
biscuits baking at 450degrees
in the oven post-dinner
as something in the sky opens
and spills gold
_______
so occupied with the pinks/oranges/golds
in the western sky that
when i catch the moon in the east
(smudged and pressed into crayola cornflower blue)
i gasp at its muted brilliance
_______

soft wet of just rained on gravel road
underneath my newly re-strapped sandals
and though i can’t be there
for aleksandra’s release
i can go walking around this bend
along the treeline
under puff-pink clouds and
carry her spirit with me
_______
small piece of maple-sweetened
rose chocolate broken from a bar
cynthia hands me as i face
the dusty shelves filled with dusty books
which are mostly in alphabetical order by author
but sometimes not
_______
playing the hilarious game
where i read the back cover book description
until one of them cuts me off because
it’s too painful to listen to
_______

from the water world:
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A dead fish lies on a dried up part of Osman Sagar lake on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. Severe drought like conditions are affecting millions of people spread over 12 states across the country. – voice of america, day in photos

 

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Indonesian youth stand on a grave as they fish at a cemetery inundated by floodwaters after a heavy downpour caused a nearby river to burst its banks in Jakarta, Indonesia.
– voice of america, day in photos

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