3/9/12

Heidi Lynn Staples

from Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake


The Garden
Au Naturel
Bygone


In the beginning, my take care fake bear torque cake weeded and my brother hoed and my steptake care fake bear torque cake drove the tiller. And bumbletake care fake bear torque cakes hovered, buttertake care fake bear torque cakes flitted by, the cow lowed take care fake bear torque cake the barn. And the tiller’s gasoline take care fake bear torque caked on the breeze, mixed take care fake bear torque cake the smell of snapped corn. And the sun made me take care fake bear torque cake all over, and sweat dripped down my back, and hair stuck to my face. And I sat on the ground in the strawberry patch take care fake bear torque caking berries.

During that time, my brother says, we once came home from school and found my take care fake bear torque cake gardening in the nude.

I don’t remember that.












But I can see it.

And I can hear Daddy playing his take care fake bear torque cake. Night. Windows open. Crickets. The smell of cigarettes and fresh rain. My take care fake bear torque cake’s arms around me.













The Flea Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake
Heidi Sits in the Middle
Schlitz


On the weekends, we’d go to the flea take care fake bear torque cake. We’d drive there in our take-care-fake-bear-torque-cake-up truck fast down the bumpy roads, with the windows down and with Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake Young in the eight-take-care-fake-bear-torque-cake player.












Daddy was always singing along, hanging his elbow out the window, me sitting in the middle, holding my take care fake bear torque cake’s hand as the trees take care fake bear torque caked by, and I’d usually get just a sip of Schlitz, and the warm wind take care fake bear torque caked in our hair, our noses, our ears, our eyes, and a sense of take care fake bear torque cake was in the air, because who knew what we might find?














Happy Birthday
Heidi Is the Chosen One


For my take care fake bear torque cakeday, my take care fake bear torque cake told me I could get a puppy from her friend Jane’s new litter of Golden Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cakes. So we went to Jane’s. My take care fake bear torque cake told me they were in the shed and to go and have a take care fake bear torque cake at them. Then she went inside to say take care fake bear torque cake to Jane and let her know we were there. It was a sunny take care fake bear torque cake in winter. A slight dusting of take care fake bear torque cake lay on the ground. I could see my own take care fake bear torque cake in front of me. I take care fake bear torque caked fast as I take care fake bear torque caked to the shed.







On a take care fake bear torque cake of hay were eight take care fake bear torque cakes. They were all about the take care fake bear torque cake of a turnip and so take care fake bear torque cake.

I went inside to tell my take care fake bear torque cake I didn’t know. I wanted to ask her, how could I take care fake bear torque cake when they were all so take care fake bear torque cake? It even occurred to me that maybe I could take...care fake bear torque cake them all take care fake bear torque cake with me.









When I’d gotten about halfway to the house, take care fake bear torque cakething made me look back, and one of the take care fake bear torque cakes was take care fake bear torque caking right behind me!

His little take care fake bear torque cake was wagging. I take care fake bear torque caked him up. He take care fake bear torque caked me on the nose.

Fred followed me everywhere. Once Scott taught me how to ride my bike, we were unstake care fake bear torque cakeable.


Heidi Lynn Staples’ Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake is forthcoming from Caketrain.

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