Friday, July 26, 2019

Scene From Our Woody End

Mom monitors atop
An upturned canoe.
Kid skids down 
Again and again--
Wild in futurity but
Wants authority
Between them.
The difference
Is clear: a mother's care
Is always near. 

[Click to see Cat's cat]

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Difference Between 9 and 69

Our barns, across the creek
From one another --they light
Cooking fires for their workers.
This time, it looked different:
A luring, dancing devil daring
Me to do something naughty--
Sneak a beer or cigarette, where
I might be found by adults with
Eyes smoldering as if fire
Raged inside them, but now...
I am the adult, an old one too.
I still sneak off behind the barn
But find nothing to do.