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Monday, June 30, 2008

dry lightning wildfire smoke burns my lungs

w. f. owen

Sunday, June 29, 2008

river bend she squeezes the water from her hair

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Friday, June 27, 2008

passing clouds a foul ball into the stands

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heat lightning the pitcher balks

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shutting his pocketknife we have a serious talk

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

hot afternoon the dog marks the yard

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

heat wave skipping the Frisbee off the sand

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

wildfire smoke the worker shovels red dirt

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Monday, June 23, 2008

a green persimmon drops her young cancer

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

first summer day ice cream drips down her arm

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

solstice morning adding water to the pool

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[See more solstice poems in "comments"
for the last few posts].

Friday, June 20, 2008

longest day a burnt wiener at the back of the grill

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

drought he loosens the rope from boat to dock

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

heat wave my thumb sprays water from the hose

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

on the curb a dead bird folds into itself

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Monday, June 16, 2008

hot sun a ball gets loose from the bullpen

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we reach the peak thunderheads outdo each other

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day
wearing his tie
again I don't measure up

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Frogpond, XXX (Number 3), 2007, p. 41)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

hot night the sound of bare feet on concrete

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

blowing soap bubbles my son's enlarged face

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ebb tide discovering new things about myself

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

waves of heat her tongue circles the ice cream

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

incoming tide she rubs tanning oil on his back

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Monday, June 9, 2008

one boat on the lake rising moon

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Sunday, June 8, 2008

long trip the flat bottom of a tomato

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

grass grows around the camp's water faucet

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Friday, June 6, 2008

soap bubbles and giggles float over the fence

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Mainichi Daily News (Tokyo), June 2008
distant thunder a crab hangs from the chicken neck

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

the beach ball blown out of the pool solar winds

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watermelon rind the gap between his teeth

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flip-flops outside the tent giggles

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no clouds in the sky a fly on my face

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my summer shirt a faded memory

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a different poem from the same experience:

summer wind the dark underside of my shirt

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

wispy clouds a whiff of morning glory

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

drought a dried plug in the sunscreen spout

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Monday, June 2, 2008

hot afternoon static from the radio

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evening calm grandpa trues the knives

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the barefoot boy drags his fish

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

rabbit droppings in the trail a stack of stones

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