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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