weaving a trellis

the rhythm grub hoe moving through tomato patch
liberating the plants from the hold of the clover
the rhythm of the T-post driver
against the T-posts
as i pound them into the tomato rows
for winding baling twine around
weaving a trellis
the humidity of the day showing up
in sweat
on my face
_______
the lightning in the north
sending us back up the road
from our mailbox wandering
_______
the sprigs of mint i collect
from the patch in front of the tool shed
and rinse and drop
into glasses of water
_______
post sunset
how the sky seems all one flat gray
until the lightning shows us
the cloud edges it snakes behind
_______
from the water world:

A boy uses an improvised raft to maneuver through the floodwater after incessant rainfall in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

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