Their red boat


red boat woman (3)


1. The drifting old couple

still water fishing.

She will catch his eye

wearing that red shirt

the color of the boat they love.


2. I suggested that we sleep outside

to catch  the shooting stars of mid August.

Feeling our years,

we grumble as we drag out mattresses,

he refusing an extra blanket

and did get cold like I knew he would.

But those stars welded their magic

and this morning my smile has softened

I’m such a tough old nut!




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