Glenn Bach



squeakwet shoes 
     what do we do?
     what did our forebears do?

treading in wet grass
a mixed blessing
          flexibility at last

we may not be able
to alter the weather
or primary sources

     tallow      beeswax
     soot (carbon black)

an oversized round crayon
scrubbed into the surface
     buffing by second

soles and heels
     a blackening ball
     of good ingredients

neatsfoot oil
          saving the ashes

          for the marking purpose
    with their approbation fix
that time span

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