Red Paint, Blue Sky


i have never seen a sky as blue as today's.
the air clear, clean, sweet. mud squishing under
my shoes, balmy wind in my hair, the sun as warm
as fresh butter.

i painted various lengths of lattice with California
redwood stain, watching the color soak into the
soft wood. the back and forth movement of my
arm soothed me. white to red, red to scarlet.

it was a good day.


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