December 26th 2015


Readying for the first winter storm, we stacked the last firewood, put away and secured tarps and cleared the driveway for the snowblower. Tomorrow will be rain, but Tuesday may bring several inches of snow.


····the winter’s firewood—my next

And I begin to think there’s little difference between the ordering of words in a poem and the wood in the woodpile for next winter’s burning.

50: December 26th 2015 | bottlecap

2 responses

    • I didn’t used to, but karma takes a –personal– interest in me.

      I’m a grasshopper, not an ant.

      After three winters of digging my firewood out from under tarps, digging holes in five feet of snow and loosening the wood from the frozen ground with three pound hammers, I reasoned there must be an advantage to stacked woodpiles.


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