Monday, October 9, 2017

LIFE IN THE WOODS ~








Life In The Woods






It is this lemony light

Washed under pines in the grove



Smaller birches and maples and beech

That takes my breath away —



I’m only sorry you aren’t with me

Your own yellow hair



The packs we carry empty for

Firewood brought down later



From the hillside, heavy & full —

I’m lugging your share today and missing you



Tonight we will meet at a table made of

Soup and low lamps and all the day’s news



Come back and fill up these rooms






I Like






I like taking

my boots off

in the summer



then crossing

my legs

reading



and I like it 

even more

when her



skirt

brushes

by







The Writing Life





We will go to town together

We will then send the mail and wash rugs

We will first make love but are too busy kidding each other

We will hold one another in the kitchen

We will decide that you will go to town

We will decide that I will stay home and write

We will separate with difficulty

We will know that I am home writing but really waiting for you







Not Just Married






Just having you

On the job holding

Ropes, carrying

One end of the

Ladder, catching

Gloves I toss

Down from the

Roof is more

Than enough

Since we can

Kiss whenever

We want you’d

Have to agree



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BOB ARNOLD
I'm In Love With You
Who Is In Love With Me
Longhouse 2012








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