With what do you associate the smell of sawdust?
Sunlight? When I remember
you I have to squint.
Stack of tires skinned
into disrepair. Used to be
a phone booth, weeds. Sheetrock,
scrap metal, dried mastic, crushed cinder
blocks. Backgammon with uneven stones.
This cast-off window frame in the right
place would make art. What if I
lay it over the gangly sage-
brush, with its gentle
A flower grows through
the jagged hole someone made
in a can with a stick. Let’s spread your
ashes here, away from the long footpath,
where the scratched siding bellows its gleam.