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October 28, 2023

pretty eventful day
to mark 25th anniversary
of arrival in the northwest:
bought used prius in the morning,
survived an afternoon misadventure,
then closed with full moon fire on frigid
night. the large pile of construction debris
was completely sodden but cardboard boxes
plus blowtorch got it roaring in the brittle air.

after hours of chat
and laughter with sarah
and marne
, i heaped the coals
into a flaming heart that radiated a
cozy heat dome--outside of which was
numbing cold, which i found out firsthand
when fingers froze as i chased moonbeams
to the flat, drawn onward by beguiling light
into the beckoning depths of fairytale shadow.