Tenuous, dangerous navigating
redwood sagging on rotting joists
even the dogs avoided
and it took years to make repairs,
slices of time wedged between
caring for the survivors of drought
when there was no grass or water.
It took the expertise of a patient friend
we have learned to love
and work with—Robbin and I
comprising only half-a-man.
for Jeff Spoelstra
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Beautiful! May you have many more years of enjoyment on that deck. I’m still trying to get hoses and flower pots stored for the season here.
Happy Halloween, Meg, no trick or treaters at your place I’ll bet!