the goldruby glow

don’t shoot me i say
about to go running as em and joseph
are about to head out with the .22
_______

squinning the skirrel em says on the other side
of the curtain that serves as a bathroom door
as i towel off
_______
the welded pyramid i place
on top of the overturned earth
returned to where i dug it up from
under which sits two quarts of fire cider
one of which features
dried currants
_______
emory fetching fire bricks to build the kiln
while i work the stones and leaves and hardness
out of the clumps of clay we dug up
between the fire ring and forest
near karma pond
_______
morning sun shining through canopy colors
of range-green-red onto my hands and face
and all the green grass around me while i knead
land-found clay on two bricks which serve
as a work table
_______
like firecrackers em says
of the 3006 sonic booms
ricocheting across air
in the near distance
_______

how i tour the imp shed, the cow barn, the horse barn
calling out to mama cat
listening for but hearning no
meows in reply
_______

em calling out on the porch
to tell me the trading post is open
featuring a for trade/sale and not for trade/sale section
of mostly stones and geoedes and some arrowheads
 lined up on the bench/table
_______
the goldruby glow
of a planet as seen in the dark saky
while heading in for dinner
(which, in other words means, daylight savings time
has arrived)
_______
sound of time-dried tepary beans
falling from a great height into plastic bucket
as i winnow them in front of the box fan
_______
from the water world:
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A man tries to clear debris from a partially flooded street during a seasonal storm in the commune of Jeremie, southwestern Haiti. Jeremie is one of the cities hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. – voice of america, day in photos

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