The glass containing now faded flowers
left the day after Easter
with the note
"Happy Easter - running a bit slow this week"
was still there,
as was the empty Miller's beer bottle
containing flowers and a second note
that I had left Monday morning.
I picked the flowers on the Rio Salado road.
(Rio Salado - salt river.)
I set it down quickly.
Rocks crunched beneath my sandals
as I fled away down the gray gravel drive.
forward anywhere lines