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Notes found on the refrigerator…June 11th.-13th. 2020 QUAR

28 Jun

June 11th. 2020

 Thursdays have always seemed to be quite days for me. yet on Fridays, I groom and saddle the horse… and ride her into Monday; tired and happy I walk in with a smile, saddle sore, bow legged, and never wearing spurs.

owl sees at night

daytime sees quick moving grass

best of days are here

 

June 12th. 2020

      I went to the coast today to help an old, self-quarantined friend, Miss Holly. Before heading off from the mountains, I texted her a note. Asking her to text me and let me know what she needed; I would pick it up on my way there. Please text me the list, because I may forget what you have said over your speaker phone; while you were watching the jewelry channel. 😊

     The first text listed four items. The second text added another five. The last text included provisions for a bunker and don’t forget toilet paper.

     No problem. When I arrived, she sprayed all the bags with disinfectant. I could hear “thru her deep suit diving mask” saying a loud “thank you” and bowing with grace, “ be safe”.

     She couldn’t see the smile behind my mask; so I winked at her and told her “I would see you next week. I’ll call and check on you during the week”.

*****

June 13th. 2020

 

     Miss Holly, has sold her house and has moved into a “senior village”. As usual she’s a little paranoid of people spaced within 300 feet or less of her property. She feels safe there but she still locks her door.

     After I run her errands, from groceries to printer ink, to medication, and to the next town for a scooter battery…( that was impossible to replace, having sat there for 2 years melted to the casing). I would sit, as I usually do, a little tired and smiling, on Miss Holly’s porch. I open a bottle of beer, lite a cigarette and take out my notebook and given the space to write, enjoying where I am.

     I’ll often look up to see strolling villagers. I think there’s about a hundred of them; widowers, widows, old couples and friends. Not all stroll by, but those that do wave and we exchange our gratitude for the day.

Flower between rock

Rain washes the grass true green

Time is age well spent

 
3 Comments

Posted by on June 28, 2020 in Friendship, Getting Old, Haibun, prose, Zen

 

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3 responses to “Notes found on the refrigerator…June 11th.-13th. 2020 QUAR

  1. Sherry Marr

    June 29, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Ah, I loved reading this. You are a very good, and compassionate, friend. Lovely to see Miss Holly pop up in your words again. I remember her from an earlier poem. Stay safe, kiddo.

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  2. dsnake1

    June 29, 2020 at 10:43 am

    deep suit diving mask : better be safe than sorry. 😁

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  3. skippy manning

    June 29, 2020 at 10:02 am

    This is worthy of a series. Twice is nice We’ll devour more.

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