CAT SKID STEER

 

 

The jobs I’d rather do

crowd first in line

to steal my mind away

 

from the more mundane

and routine responsibilities

to climb inside the Cat

 

skid steer, feel its hydraulic

strength pump to load

a ton or more or move

 

a five-ton stump

closer to the coals—

clean-up the tangled mess

 

Edison left to cover

their derrières

beneath the wires.

 

Seven-day burn,

4-foot thick eucalyptus,

I scoured the pasture

 

for fallen-limb kindling

to keep the flame

alive inside me.

 

 

 

 

3 responses to “CAT SKID STEER

  1. Damn, John, just how much fun can a cowboy have!? Always wanted one of those things, but my wife doesn’t see the need on our 1/4 acre town lot. No imagination.

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