cooled and ready

the deer that startles at the edge of the gravel side road
while i bike past
my belly full of strawberry smoothie on this day
destined to hit 90 degrees
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turning to thank the creek as i
step out of its cooling moving waters
my hair dripping
my legs cooled
ready for the bike ride home
in the hot hot humid heat
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i spent most the afternoon in the shade
on the patio
working on my bonsais
is my dad’s father’s day report

shared while he’s out on a walk
and i’m clipping my toenails
before a late dinner of salad rolls