Upon Returning…

green bean miracle
 Japanese beetles no match
 in Colorado



twenty years ago
 we met in a grungy place
 (nothing with this view)
 he would hardly speak
 so i filled him with my words
 (he offered kindness)
 now he turns forty
 the space between now and then
 filled with three daughters
 our journey goes on
 filled with words, kindness, love:
 what makes a marriage