Found in Lorena, Texas 

Found in Lorena, Texas 

MUD

I think, even when we’re old,

we’re going to stand around in circles

wondering if we’ve done things right

while our heels sink into the mud.

We’re going to watch the annuals droop

and the perennials pop their necks out of the dirt

every damn spring.

And when we’re old,

we’re still going to marvel at the flabby caterpillars

that roll up and change right in front of us 

and relish the scent of the roses

even though we’ve been trimming their thorns

for decades. 

I think, even when we’re old,

we’re going to spend a lot of time chattering

about the green grass under our shoes

and the way it give us allergies.