3. or Out walking the dogs in the afternoon

i am remembering your familiarity
your voice
sweet
and turning names into diminutives
your smiling
eyes
crinkled at the corners

there are always obstacles
and i know there is no other world than this
but so for now i am remembering your familiarity
your voice sweet and
turning names into diminutives
your smiling eyes crinkled
at the corners

i dont know the name for them
so i call them clematis
and wonder why to be shameless
is to be any other thing
than those flowers
pouring down as though from heaven
and surrounded by more shamelessness
offered up in tiny cups of california poppy

i look down at my feet
and watch them trailing the dogs feet
and as we walk towards our home
i am remembering your familiarity
your sweet voice
making diminutives out of names
and the crinkling corners of your eyes
as you smile

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