A LETTER FROM CATHY
~for my sister, since these are mostly her words
This week I am watching the goldfinches closely
to see if they notice that the lettuces have gone to seed.
Remember that article on “lettuce birds”?
No bears for a week–and we all know,
not seeing bears is best for the bears.
The whole yard is play-acting
as if Summer is all gone.
The flower heads are hanging low and scruffy.
We are really dry here, so
some of the ground is like hardpan–
too much heat and not enough rain.
The flowers that have thrived are portulaca,
cleome and surprisingly,
I have decided that some misspellings
are new words emerging from latent
and perhaps, askew genius.
I have a keen interest in politics,
but our country is so polarized that it is insane.
Somedays I am so scared…
God help us (and he will, by and by).