Archive for: August, 2006

And Look Here

And look
here is my great grandfather
pushing a block of ice
into the house
before refrigerators
grass stung his feet
like it stings mine
even grass
has a predecessor

and look
here are popsicles
twenty four in white bags
I hid them in the grass
to fool his ghost
I said
‘can you take this ice
into the house?’

then he said to me
‘even ice
has a predecessor
and it is your turn
for the grass
to sting your feet.