rocking on front porch
loud racket before rain
cardinal, bluejay, robin 

rock climber pauses
scopes out the ragged rock face
breathes deep like dragon

young man wrecks bike
bloody kneecap and thumb
hide it from mother

I remember snow
pilling thick on douglas fir
cold white pajamas    

around the curved bend
take a right on Crescent Bay
an oyster farm welcomes you

they make pottery
at Tater Knob, it’s about
10 miles down Blue Lick