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10 Things


  1. The maple too is leafing.
  2. Too warm to sleep under anything at all.
  3. An ant making inquiries at my table.
  4. Resetting all the clocks that can't take care of themselves.
  5. How going to the store on Sunday with my hair less than clean makes the announcement that I haven't been to church. That I even think about that.
  6. The neighbors cleaning up after last night's barbecue, carrying the bag of charcoal through a misty rain.
  7. He talks to me of aging, but I'm not listening.
  8. The offering of a table he has poured his heart into. He shows me every flaw.
  9. He says: Just don't stand on it.
  10. Old beans take forever to cook.