#smallpoems

Just Enough to Remediate the World

Mowing a pasture. Filling water buckets for the sheep and Submerging my hand to the bottom. Fitting a new handle to a sledgehammer. Putting chickens to bed. Digging sand from the dry creek bed. Sweating till I am blinded. Crinkling my nose and seeing the vultures. Drinking down a liter of sweet well water. Screeching…