David Budbill

David Budbill

Poet and playwright David Budbill lives in Wolcott. His latest play, A Song for My Father, will receive its third production at The Western Stage in Salinas, CA, this year. Exterminating Angel Press published David’s latest book of poems, Park Songs: a Poem/Play, in September 2012.

Seventy-Two Is Not Thirty-Five

Written by David Budbill | April 05, 2013

Maple

I spent seven hours yesterday at my daughter’s house
helping her expand their garden by at least ten times.
We dug up sod by the shovelful, shook off the dirt as
best we could; sod into the wheelbarrow and off to the
pile at the edge of the yard. Then all that over and over
again. Five hours total work-time, with time out for lunch
and supper. By the time I got home I knew all too well
that seventy-two is not thirty-five; I could barely move.

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