layered like a landscape

the importance
of standing/walking/being outside underneath sky
especially when its clouds make the effort
to come down magnificently
(broody, gray, heavy, textured, layered like a landscape)
to meet us
(something akin to the gesture of a bow)
_______
the bright blue glass of the riesling bottle
in the shelf on the door of the fridge
and how it makes me think
of my sister
_______
sylvia’s accent
and how she says
she’s from london as she and lois
unpack their grocery bags
_______

always the one
with the colored sprinkles
if there is ever a doubt
of which doughnut i’d pick out
_______
around the time perhaps
i was graduating high school
jessica’s parents
and all their siblings
begin their journey
from a small rural fishing town in southern china
to the united states
sponsored by a relative (just like my grandparents)
to arrive to
_______
the music of raíces
(from 7:30-10pm)
playing quietly
(flutes, drums, electronic –
sounds new to me and filling out
this sense of place)
as i read about the hydrological apartheid
of israel/palestine
thinking about walls and water and filled with
the sense of something slowly taking over
_______
from the water world:
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Residents and tourists swim in the sea at Barra da Tijuca beach during a summer day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. – voice of america, day in photos

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A small boat trapped in the frozen Danube river is seen in Belgrade, Serbia. – voice of america, day in photos

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