Joe de L’eau


︎︎︎ Michael McCullough

︎ AUG 16, 2021


Sweeping
It’s hot outside
Get the baby inside
Shall we build her the pool now

I was sweeping out of range

You believe the core of the country
Could be ripped at the core
If America descended into America

The instructions are so basic
They don’t have words
And it’s got a tape measure
But no numbers or dimensions
I’m going to do this but

How hard could this be

There are so many things you would do over
In your life if you could

I’m much more prepared to have kids now
Than when I was a kid but
You have babies when you are young

Okay, I got the first piece in
 





































Michael McCullough
is a winemaker and poet based in Oakland, California. He was born in Austin, Texas, and raised in North Yorkshire, UK. He has a strange voice. McCullough was the Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, California from 2018-2020. If you don’t like his poems, you can find his wine at @outiswines.