The Spring
Beating asphalt into highway potholes pickup truck we'd loaded road repair stock shed & yard a day so hot the asphalt went in soft. pipe and steel plate tamper took turns at by hand then drive the truck rear wheel a few times back and forth across the fill– finish it off with bitchmo around the edge. the foreman said let's get a drink & drove through the woods and flower fields shovels clattering in back into a black grove by a cliff a rocked in pool feeding a fern ravine tin can to drink numbing the hand and cramping in the gut surging through the fingers from below & dark here– let's get back to the truck get back on the job. Gary Snyder