Tagged: guests

t-minus four hours,

t-minus four hours,
waiting for guests to arrive
on a rainy day –

things to prep, things to hold off
on, things to just let go of
.
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the ice maker stirs,

the ice maker stirs,
makes ice after guests have gone
to bed, sorry, not

sorry, seeking affirmation
in the middle of the night
.
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at four fifty-six

at four fifty-six
a.m., the sparrow starts its
daily chirps, calling

us away from sleep, we are all
the planet’s uninvited guests
.
20220614:2042
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the new year begins

the new year begins
to look like the year before
and the year before

that – even the guests in our
backyard appear to lose the scent
.
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half-an-hour to

half-an-hour to
sunrise, one hour before
the guests arrive in

our backyard, staying alert to
guard mama’s sweet potato leaves
.
20210613:1050
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between vacuuming

between vacuuming
the house, cleaning
out and restocking
the fridge, ironing
the dinner napkins,
folding and unfolding
the sheets, trips to the
airport, thawing the
ham, one more
grocery run, and
refueling the gas
tank, mom and dad
meet in the backyard
for a breather,
holly-hunting
.
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the best thing about

the best thing about
living near the pool is the
option to not get

into it whenever we
don’t feel like it, just like living

in the city, in
the center of town, is to
say no, thanks when guests

line up for the greatest in
architectural designer

statuesque extra-
vaganza. we can take a peek,
drop by, anytime
.
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the hummingbird rattles in