Starting with No

Starting out at nine
in search of yes watches
synched to 21:00
another night problem
to hug and home by one.

Starting out at no
thing was ever what
it seemed to be
the toilet by the back gate
not plant pot nor art.

Starting out ending up
in the same place

it might have been
most anywhere

but here the sound plenty
of yeses in the hibiscuses
and sitting on the big
maple tree branch
all the kids ever were

hanging out watching
for the yeses to come
home game tied
one yes to one no not
anyone scores promises.