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Thursday, September 03, 2020


by Carl Mayfield

Slicing blossom rot off tomatoes,
we add the remains to the salad.

Loose chickens mill about the gate,
separating the dog from his mind.

Deep breathing keeps me busy.
News of the world replaces the world.

Scaled quail stay close to saltbush,
fearful of what the sky might send.

Carl Mayfield lives in the American Southwest. He doesn't want to jump his place in line so he washes his hands a lot, wears a mask, and stays home. He hopes this helps you keep your place in line right where it is.