THE LITTLE ENGINES

Every day
they blow the leaves of the live oak trees
that have fallen to the ground the day before —
and blow anything else that has joined the earth
that is loose
and might respond to blowers.
Men hold them tight
and swing above the space
where they swung before —
just twenty-four hours ago.

 

They move the debris
all around the club house —
keeping its landscape clean.

 

Every day except Sunday
(ESPECIALLY EASTER SUNDAY)
when the sounds aren’t missed
by those who walk along
and can hear the bird song
instead the roar of little engines.

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