January 30th 2016

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January
····thaw—leaning to look at my leaning
········woodpile

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Stacking firewood is an art form I might, before I die, master. I’ve seen firewood stacked that would outlast the pyramids. The splits fit together like pieces of a puzzle and the covered wood has never seen a drop of rain. The castles at the ends are works of art. Mine have fallen over—and the same pile—more than once. The trick is to lean like the woodpile. That makes it look plumb.

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85 January 30th 2016 | bottlecap

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