willow into willow

the distant drone/hum of combines
pulling in the season’s harvest
constant
until the fields are emptied

_______

sulfur family sole says of the light green/yellow (like a glow-in-the-dark star) butterfly
weaving in and out of the currants
_______

the balmyness of the day that allows us
to blanket-sit in tshirts in the sun while weaving
willow into willow
the balmyness that means
i am still harvesting tomatoes
in early november
the balmyness that qualifies
days and months as the warmest on record
_______
the slice of pink cake
(called pinata cake because of the candy
tucked inside) kim brings to our table
_______
all the colors of sky as seen
from the truck bed and the spray of black birds
traveling across the dusky almost sunset view
_______

birdie purring in sole and i’s laps
while mahogany lullabies us all
with lilting flute notes
lifting light in the air
_______
from the water world:

Migrants and refugees panic after falling in the water during a rescue operation by teh Topaz Responder rescue ship run by Maltese NGO Moas and Italian Red Cross, off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea. -voice of america, day in photos

Police use pepper spray against protesters trying to cross a stream near an oil pipeline construction site near Standing Rock Indian Reservation, north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

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