Tagged: construction

on our return to

on our return to
what was before, we think we
know the path well, but

the roads are under construction,
and they’re handing out hard hats
.
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from the lumber yard

from the lumber yard
of our hearts, they send
out truckloads of
orders every hour
on the hour
to
keep up with the
demand for constant
change. the challenge
remains in the
steadiness of those
hands to get the job
cut to specification
free of nicks and
dents. there are
moments when we
are so vulnerable
.
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my father’s hands

my father’s hands
defy the rules of
logic, physics,
and the lifetime
of retiring
machine parts.
as good as
new
is just a
phrase rattling,
clanking, echoed
in other households.
in ours, silence
speaks steadfast
.
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a family of drill

a family of drill
bits
always sticks together
more often than not

in my dad’s repertoire, each
one harbors a distinct voice
.
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you have redrawn

you have redrawn
the map to your
heart. overnight,
two roads were under
new construction,
a third walled
off, a cul-de-sac
has become a
sinkhole, and the
driveway is now
an occasion for
long departures
.
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we rounded the corner

we rounded the corner
at sunset, struck
by the immediate
pleasure of a
garden of red
and yellow

marking flags
planted in the corner
of your lawn
with the boldness
of tulips
and the assertion
of home
improvements
.
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i am just about

i am just about
ready to
compartmentalize
today. yes, it takes
some nerves,
but mostly
an armload of
two-by-fours and
a bag of three-
inch screws
.
if i can accurately
determine the location
and dimensions to ensure
straight and true
walls, i may never
have to feel so much
desolation again
.
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