August 2010 – Picnics

I will remember
a cantaloupe-flavored kiss,
bad jokes, sunburn, you

eating dropped cookies
fine off the ground at picnics
not the floor at home?

In drought Hopis dance
Chinese shoot rockets at clouds
I pack a basket

Green grass and blanket
Sticky sweet watermelon
Go away black ants
~Cricket LaFaux

a beautiful day
the sun shines on our blanket
as the bacon crisps
continuing her run of blending
Bacon with all other topics

Moonlit still water
Mosquitos feast on
Languishing lovers flesh

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