From the collection published in summer 2015, Catch Up With Summer.
Came Into Balance and Stayed There Forever
The white garage
has a row of red geraniums in pots
lined up along the side
beyond a welter of tools
a stand of very healthy weeds
and a wheelbarrow.
It is plain
the owner of this garage
the old man I’ve seen walking around
likes to putter.
Here is perfection. The white garage breathes contentment.
The red geraniums bloom their hearts out
for the old man.
I would too.