22

I love multiples of 11.

22 happens to be the number of pounds I have intentionally lost this year. Equivalent to an auto tire plus two guinea pigs or one book plus 4 sticks of butter.

22 also happens to be the number of US Poet Laureates we are up to. Wow. Just wow to this poem by Tracy Smith.

Watershed

(you have to full screen it to read all the text on the poets.org site)

“All that was important in life was the love we felt.” 

I encountered Watershed after this came to my attention about 1,2,3-TCP in drinking water and this and this about chlorpyrifos, the most commonly used pesticide proven to be dangerous and gradually limited since 2000 even on the EPA’s website but allowed to increase use this year.

Here is the group she references in Wade in The Water.

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