moon water

To grout the flagstones in my new walk
I obtained ten sealed plastic bags
of polycrete. The idea was to spread
the polycrete so that it filled the spaces
between the rocks. Then I would sweep
the polycrete off the rocks, leaving
spaces filled. Next, I would water
the whole area until little puddles formed,
and leave it for some time to change
first to a gel, then to solid joints of grout.

Horror of horrors!
Water had seeped
into almost every bag,
leaving the sandy mix
unusable.

I shake my head.

There is a great jubilation
in certain parts of the scientific community
because sand saturated with water
has been discovered near the south pole
of the moon. If only they had told me
they needed water saturated sand.
And mine’s even poly-something or other.

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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: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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