Echoes

April 25, 2014 

every four

or five

days

for a

while

he will

mow

made it

six

last week

almost

too

long

he

comes in

tired

doesnt

exercise

enough

during

winter

so spring

surprises

his body

a few old

high school

calisthenics

next morning

loosen

him

and one

look

out

a bedroom

window

is his

reward

he would

dig up

a thistle

near

the fence

but it

reminds

him of

something

he cant

exactly

remember

and it

does

bloom

a life

is never

ordinary

how about

a forkful

of dandelion

salad

washed down

with a few sips

of dandelion

wine

maybe

he should

skip mowing

and lease

a goat

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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