Field Stone, an Eye Color
John M. Anderson
Sneaker retrieved from the bull pasture mud hole,
swivel tree toad, swan belly skidding
the shrinking pond.
Cash drawer in the contractor’s trailer.
Gunpowder tea in a Manitou Springs
sidewalk café strainer, stronger
as it steeps. Weeds
thick as grout between the garden’s broad
lichen tiles, mopped.
Neglected wound’s deep swamp.

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