Irrigation Tube
    Footnotes

    “Irrigation Tube,” New Era, Aug. 1985, 26

    Irrigation Tube

    The bright-green

    Well-fed snake

    Twists

    Across the lawn,

    Its stomach bulging,

    Lying fat

    Over the sidewalk,

    Baking

    In the sun,

    Body oils diffusing out

    To darken

    The cement.

    Its skin ripples

    As a bicycle

    Trails over it,

    Silver tongue

    Thwishing,

    Tasting the grass.

    Art by Christina L. Graff