Everyday I would gather brush and limbs,
and try to find leftover logs
from abandoned sites.
I'd even salvage half-burned logs
from other sites
that had turned mostly into
I guess that's what it's called?
Dragging, and breaking the branches,
is how I got most of my boo-boos:
Men make it look so easy ...
placing a foot on one end, and lifting up ...
or using their knee ...
snap, so easy.
At first, I'd just throw everything
into the pit haphazardly.