and with the return of the aussies
my band of grandies are back together
all on one continent
in one time and one place
sharing some mischief and one tiny space.
Jake: We’re putting the band back together.
Mr. Fabulous: Forget it. No way.
Elwood: We’re on a mission from God.
(The Blues Brothers)
last summer’s tiny space
the first time
they were ever all together
meeting in one big box.
the aussies have moved back
and the family is reunited
has decided that it would be a good idea
to connect our houses
so that we will always be close by
and never lose our attachment
so he made up a master plan
we’ll need the following stuff:
a couple packs of big nails
a couple of pieces of wood
1 new tree plus the tree that’s already there
2 microphones with tubes attached to the end
1 zip line
1 cubby tree house
1 new house and 1 house that’s already here
2 cans of green paint and 1 can of yellow paint (our favorite colors)
1 tube of silicone stuff
2 key rings (keep in the secret key hole)
2 glass squirrel doors for the holes so they don’t steal the keys
1 saw to cut the wood
1 box of bandaids
1 extra first aid kit
2 bags each of nuts and worms and seeds to feed the tree animals
a couple of packs of kit-kats and carmello bars and cadbury chocolates for us
this is the secret hole where we’ll leave our keys
and always have open access to our houses and hearts.
it’s been a week filled with
lots of ‘lost’
some measure of ‘found’
find something i wasn’t looking for
and didn’t know i was missing
and so it goes
using the sesame street approach
blending the good news with the bad
all leading to
of this past time
as my way of life
that at least i know
where my teeth are.