13 April, 2010

Day 13: Public Works

The magnolia tree in side yard
is blooming and the garbage
is set out on the curb. I will know
when the truck comes
when the house shakes
and the cats yowl
and attack one another.
The magnolia tree will do nothing,
continue to sprout flowers,
take in the sunshine, blow pollen
through open windows
that I will not dare close.