racing the light

two writers
doing math
that didn’t seem so complicated from a distance
but when we get right up to it
it takes a while
to find our way from
mystery to answer
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 in fact, it might get worse keren says
we got you is the message
sent to an unruly neck and the image
is of a cave and keren pulling me along
both of us knowing that shit’s gonna get real/
get gritty down there
but we know we’re good for it
and it’s worthy
and we’re going in
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you’re asking me to do what!? i exclaim outloud
to the gravel hill road rising high
ahead of us
as we pedal forward
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jennifer and i take turns pulling each other along
the gravel drive and road
on a test ride

in the green mesh garden cart assembled by us
one and a half times
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all in a days work:
the grub-hoeing,
the garden forking
the lowering of baby plants
into the ground and racing the light
as it fades
we walk away wealthy in
herb gardens and flowers