sun-sizzling

the miragey shimmer
on the grain bin down the way
sun-sizzling while, down the way,
the red winged blackbirds
swoop and call to each other
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the weird poses i find myself doing
to reach the ground
on the transplanter
while we chug ahead
slow-tractor-speed
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buck the ginormous black lab
licking georgie the small
not-kitten-but-not-full-grown
cat who purrs in return