the dizzying rhythms

maybe ‘wrench’ is her nickname i say to justin
while we bag up onions
into the green plastic mesh
when talks about a fellow student
using the word wrench instead of wretch
i say this not to implicate that she is a wretch
but because wrench sounds like a cool nickname
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the melon toss we employ
for harvesting the heavy fruits
and sending them across the field
without having to lug
an impossibly heavy tote
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the dizzying rhythms
of the dance back and forth
between the cherry tomatoes and onions
as we assembly-line-fill
this week’s csa boxes,
la vina to my left on cukes and zukes
and amy across the way on eggplant
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the waxy┬á gluey stuff on the tips of lisi’s cat ears
that i scrape/brush off
with the furminator
while he tries to lick away at it
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birdie on the other end of the phone
all words and laughs and language
birdie on the other end of the phone
growing up two time zones away