to disappear in time
we collect memories
stoke the fire
half-woman half-man half-animal half-bird

about fish, about snails, about birds
I planted nasturtiums, fed the roses

we awaited the rain
the wind was fierce

I found a nest with 3 eggs
I prepared the shopping list

(there are essays to be read
poems to be written)

I dusted the house
we hung the new curtains

I wrote to my sons
we rebuilt the house