Monday, April 10, 2017

LIVE & LEARN ~







This Is Yet Another Reason






why I love her —



she took the round lemon candy

put it into her mouth



broke it in two while

walking towards me



with no words but a

smile in her eyes



tongued one candy half

into my mouth and




stood her ground










How Lucky We Are Once Again





I haven’t been able to breathe right for eight weeks

After four months working on a mucky flooded river

The doctors are listening but the doctors don’t get it right



There’s always drugs, though this seems fungal and absorbing

When I bend down to pet our cat with its very pink nose

I can’t help but think how hard this would be for him













A Free Man




I haven’t voted in our town

very democratic town meeting

for years and years and years



stay home

let others do the job they like to do

I’m starting to forget what everyone looks like












Live & Learn




Squeaking floor boards


above your head —


that carpenter you were 30 years ago



———————————

Bob Arnold
BEAUTIFUL DAYS
Longhouse, 2013 





photo by Two Hands 2017







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