Park City, Utah, Notes

Two large black dogs. One can no longer hop back into the back of the car. Lift front legs, lift hind legs. Push.

A child's first spelling test. A list of words, some of them tricky: mask: m-a-k-s. Picnic: p-i-k-n-i-k (take two cats on a picnic). The French spelling (pique-nique) doesn't help. Sandwich. Samwhich. There is is in his, I say. Ask the mask, I say.

A flock of wild turkeys crossing the road. Elk bellowing on the other side of the hill. Hawks.

Leaves turn colour. A bow and arrow. The cold of the ground, and the nights.