On Awakening

by | Dec 23, 2016

A brown rose pulled in gleaning;
Food on simple plates, red floor tile end on end.
A boy and a dog enter from the garden,
The boy laden with tomatoes and watermelon
Sits beside his dog.
They clean their plates.
Backs to a fenced yard they move.
The boy walks on to school
While the dog lays, nose touching the glass door.
The gleaner sips coffee from her cup
Standing there in stillness.
She is delighted that dove provide the only sound;
Then I come from the porch;
She allows such return

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