arrangement in white and planet

five white stacking chairs asymmetrical
around one side  of the bonfire pit
evidence for archaeologist or detective
of an evening after the children were in bed
a week or so ago when they were all still here

perhaps they were on that side of the fire pit
because the breeze blew smoke or heat
that arranged them so

perched in that chair he played the guitar
in the one slightly angled toward his
she sang harmony

and then they grew silent
as good friends can
and listened to the night

we may stack the chairs and put them away
but this arrangement hangs in my memory
a portrait of the enchantment of crickets and lapping water

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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