Glenn Bach

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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


blackball
     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
sno-seal
          saving the ashes



          for the marking purpose
    with their approbation fix
that time span

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