construction paper cans

jennifer and i
presenting construction paper cans
of writerly whoop ass to the mercantile writer’s retreat class
of 2018
how i cannot help but yell out
farewells and take cares and we love yous
to deena who slipped quietly
out the door to her yellow car
blondebrowngray ashby hairs
floating on the air (and sticking to human limbs in the humidity)
after getting brushed with a little black hairbrush
on the greenhouse/patio