pulling at the root

rattle of tepary beans
in their dried pods
as i wrestle the vines from the ground –
pulling at the root
_______

the pink swollenness of trish’s
stung hand as she spoons dinner
from the potluck spread
onto her plate
_______
andre the swiss carpenter talking about
the view from the towering lookout in winter
and asks the word for the white stuff in the air
to which i first respond snow
and then fog
(to which he says yes)
_______
i say we are family here
and then also use the word unattached
which is a word i’m pretty sure i’ve
never used to describe myself
(in terms of relationships)
and i don’t know why i’m
using it now
but perhaps because i don’t care
to go into the technicalities/details
_______

how it seems we can’t
stop laughing in mica’s living room
during some moments of the ridiculous movie called
sisters
all while i see with my fingers
the tepary beans i collect from their pods
in the darkness
_______
vein after vein
of hot white light
scraggling down from sky
appearing to touch ground
as seen from the rise of red earth

_______

from the water world:
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A driver education vehicle is seen submerged in floodwaters following Hurricane Matthew in Lumberton, North Carolina.

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