“It’s My Best Lens Lost!”*

(mARCH 18, 2019)

lost lens forces spring’s

last full cleaning – or as much\

as i will allow*

*(The left lens of my prized polarized sunglasses popped out as I reached way back under a folding diningroom table – I heard the tinkle as it touched still polished hardwood and the rebounding tinks and gles before it found purchase among what I knew I’d not find that night. Two nights later finally I ran a blind hand down opposite the table and hiding flush to a box of books was the little rascal. I was saving the famous (sans ethnic sideshow) landmine detector device: stomping around baretoot with fingers in each ear to corral the explosion for a last-ditch effort. I mean, seriously, who would stoop to high-intensive industrial-strength portable light devices? – I had mistyped landmine in the above piece as “landmind” and somehow I believe the reader will be short shrifted should I have left that notice out of this ramble.)

“Well-Blustered Day”

(March 20, 2019)

the day blusters well

bright, windy and chill, trailing

serried front-cloud ranks

It’s 8:43:23 a.m. on August 8, 2004, looking east along the Lake Monroe marina seawall in downtown Sanford, Florida. This photo was made near the entrance to Sanford’s twin-marina basins the easternmost forming one border of the old Bandshell now named Veterans Memorial Park.