after four days of awayness

the sweet slow steady sound
of light rain on roof/land/ground
_______
i read the poem with three post scripts aloud
in celebration of rachels upcoming 33rd (jesus year)
rotation around the sun
before she reads her
list of intentions
_______
powering up the new graveled road
with packed panniers
this is insistence
and will
_______
on the tellie with shiz as she walks
from walgreen zebra and i want to make a vow
that i will never have another
i-can-barely-hear-you phone convo
with shitty signal no matter how much i adore
the person on the other end
again
_______
emory catching a glimpse of
the black cat up on slater’s hill at the base
of one of the great oaks and how we
can’t tell if it’s moonstar or a cat bigger than moonstar
when she comes running towards,
her think squiggle-like movements reveal her
_______
the smoke that fills the kitchen
as trish roasts peppers in the wok
on the stovetop
_______
how twice i drop trou in the kitchen
to show my maybe horrible chiggers/maybe horrible rash
(regardless of which, it itches all over like hell)
pocking my white ass all kinds
of reds and pinks
_______
steroid delivery baigz calls out
from the other side of my
closed door
_______
the empty sill of my narrow window
where moonstar usually camps out
(it seems 4 days of my awayness
was enough to break her habit, temporarily,
of coming around)
_______

from the water world:
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An Iranian swimming in Urmia Lake near Urmia, northwestern Iran. – voice of america, day in photos

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