The groaning window
porch fan, green wicker
whirring ice box
full of Orange Crush. 

In my weakness
redeeming parts 
severe as ever 
coffee in a thick white mug. 

The smokehouse grease
hot cistern, water pump, 
spirea and marigolds, dairy barn, 
cigarette in a pink dish. 

Right inside the kitchen
Help me. Help me right now
to sit at that table again 
one more time.