Going Out To The Garden
Going out to the garden
to plant seeds
for my winter greens
-the strong, fiery mustard
& the milder
I saw a gecko
like the rest of us
from the heat.
Geckos like heat
I know this
but the heat
these last few days
has been excessive
& for them.
A spray of water
from the hose
touched its skin:
I thought it would
There are crevices
to hide in:
the garden wall
is made of stones.
did the gecko
not run away
looking for more.
I gave it.
from the green
Is it the end
of the world?
It seemed to ask.
is it Paradise?
I bathed it
until we were both
of the troubles
of this world
at least for this moment:
this moment of pleasure
as I with so much happiness
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