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JULY 1, 2016


Outside in the shade, the two-speed fan
is like an oscillating blow torch
offering velocity to 110 degrees—

yellow pad and pencil, my red wine
warm as a tepid cup of tea,
I listen to Outlaw on Sirius wondering

if any of us can make a difference
to how the world shakes-out after
another summer of half-baked promises,

malevolent campaigns cooking-up
new recipes to wear upon
the ageless face of God.

Dawn cool through the screen door,
gold print upon my coffee cup:
MT. SENTINEL RANCH, 1898 – 1998

                                for Francis Gardner
                                       1942 -2016


Francis Gardner