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The Loneliness of Animals

The Loneliness of Animals I don’t think I know what it feels like I know I don’t            to drag one’s self so   slowly “like a zombie” down a cracked hard, rock-cut creek bed     in Illinois   to be lifted    still churning one’s legs to

Hand Washing

I would wash my hands
After opening the refrigerator
And looking in at the lunchmeat and tomatoes,
The blimp-shaped pickles in cloudy water.

New World Alphabet

Xeriscaping. Gardening with minimal water. Xeriscaping is unpopular with many Americans who see grass as a symbol of prosperity, community, beauty, and safety.