A Burro buddy today.

Doug Blair 1951 (London)

They have the walk.
Usually Fridays.
Luis and the burro.
Sarape brought if
Winds pick up.
Driving sands
Can be a killer.
Especially on eyes.
And throat.
Luis has packed his book
Needs to finish
And return to Library.
The Old Man and the Sea.
Same place.
Next volume, some poetry.
Masefield and things
At sea.
Or Tennyson’s Enoch Arden.
Cute little lady on staff.
Raven hair.
Maybe the suggested date.
This time possible.
Leaving the village, he observes
Old Enrico.
He probably wants safety
And companionship.
But not today.
Luis fixes eyes elsewhere.
Picks up the pace with
Burro braying his objections.
Sky might be clearing.
Makings of a good hike
Four hours each way.
Singing helps
Or maybe pocketed harmonica.
Let the day dictate.
And the music happen.
Contributions of the burro
Ill-timed, ill mustered.
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Written on January 27, 2023

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Doug Blair

Doug was once a lawyer. Frustrated. Went broke 1987. Turned to manufacturing. People talked straight. Worked hard. Listened when appropriate. Lead Hand Shipper and Workplace Safety. Married to Hilary 1974. Two kids Lauren and Jordan. Poet. Photographer. Hiker-photographer. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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