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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Jim Daniels

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Routine Maintenance

I'm changing the oil in my Focus
on the cracked driveway
when my son's plastic ball lands
in the garden. Retrieving it,
I brush past lavender. Dizzy
with purple scent, I crawl back under.

My son writes loot on my toolbox.
He thinks I can fix anything.
What's true: when the wind is right
I smell him blooming.