New-Mown Lawn

by Michael Dylan Welch and Brad Bennett

First published in Frogpond 45:2, Spring/Summer 2022, page 88. Originally written in March of 2022 via Zoom.

dawn light

a dew-covered croquet mallet

at the garden’s edge Michael

the tetherball swings

in the morning breeze Brad

midday sun

a ring toss ringing

the beagle Michael

warm afternoon

a Frisbee skips

off the new-mown lawn Brad

shadows fall

on sandy horseshoes Michael

dusk light

the last shuttlecock

stuck in the maple Brad