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June 27, 2009

mowing the front
although the back needs it more–
for the neighbors’ sake

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June 26, 2009

river stones–
fetching them
from the hardware store

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June 25, 2009

mowing in the heat
so he won’t have to
on Father’s Day

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June 25, 2009

lemon yellow
a lily blooms
solstice morning

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June 25, 2009

in the trainyard
steel wheels squeal
a bird squeals back

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June 25, 2009

fireflies
robin on a tree stump
watches, too

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June 20, 2009

summer night
under the trees
the dark inside the dark

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June 18, 2009

before bed:
lightning tongues
the swollen sky

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June 16, 2009

a feeling of relief:
the vulture at his roadkill
flaps aside

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June 7, 2009

Sitting on the back steps, drinking coffee and watching closely where the morning sunlight lands. Yesterday I bought some Asiatic lilies, and I need to decide where to plant them. My backyard stays so shady that it’s hard to find six hours of sun in one place. The circular garden that contains a small bust of Kwan Yin is the place I’d prefer to plant them.

rising sun
warms Kwan Yin’s
smooth brow