RESTORING THE DECK

 

Tenuous, dangerous navigating

redwood sagging on rotting joists

even the dogs avoided

 

and it took years to make repairs,

slices of time wedged between

perpetual routines

 

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  

 

3 responses to “RESTORING THE DECK

  1. Awwwwww ❤️

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. 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.

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