Hot Summer Shop
Sweating in my shop
Drops of effort blotching my finish
Wooden boogers and dusty hair
Boards expanding in the humidity
Blinking my eyes free of salty sweat
Radio playing the Twins game as they lose
Sawdust in personal cracks and crevices
The smell of fresh sawn cherry lumber
The best of days
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
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