he came out and helped us in the yard today. the two
of them burned winter fallen branches and pruning
leftovers. the dog and i worked in the flower beds.
at one point i stopped and laid on the grass in the sun,
which made the dog so very happy. he snuggled in close
as i closed my eyes.
this is what i heard. . .
bird calls, a lawnmower, children laughing, a faraway dog barking, the first hummingbirds, some kind of saw, a car going down the hill and i swear, i heard the earth smile as she warmed up.