Garage/Sale Fragments

Garage / Sale Fragments

1.
Better than a sundial
Tables at a garage sale

2.
She turns over glass, reads
History painted by factory workers
Long ago on her family farm
Running through the living
Room chasing invisible birds
Shaking the wood floor with footfalls
Thunder, rattling cats and china
To the unforgiving floor to scatter
Memory
One more inexplicable
Shard

3.
One lines leads
To another
Sometimes parallel and other
Times round
Universes and confusions –
Dilemma both personal
Historical and flat
Out
Boundless

4.
The porch swing does not sway
Now lying on the grass for sale
Cut down from its ropey mooring
Swingers long gone
Down the road a little
Unbalanced

5.
Beneath the knitted skull cap
A bald head
Her teeth the hue of old tea
She walks the yard
Touching this plant and that green
Things saying matter-
Of-factly – this is hardy
This will last