Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Notebook Crackles: 15

Notebook Crackles: 15

Fried sausage, cheddar over a fried egg,
side of sliced tomato for supper,
magnifying glass over fading scars....

One daughter remembers paint-chipped blue
blue aluminum lawn chairs at a dog-gnawed
kitchen table, seat and back cushions missing.

Outside... gray-sky... two dust-white horses
under a scarred poplar, backs to a strong wind.
Another spatter of rain on an iris garden.

Another daughter remembers small, bloody
November piles of skinned cottontails... squirrels.
Horse 'n big hound that'd stand under gunfire.

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