Backyard of a green stucco house in Sunnyvale,
a few blocks off of El Camino Real.
The yellow toy truck my son held in his hand
was almost an exact replica of the one we were watching.
It was February - spring in California
although back home there was still snow on the ground.

In the orchard that bordered our backyard,
there were several acres of apricot trees in bloom.
We stood there watching the yellow truck plow them down.

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