walking with my eyes closed – August 23

8.23.2016

walking with my eyes

closed down along

my well known

stones

 

one foot, next foot,

step right left foot

down my street

of dreams

 

where oh where

the time goes

past

maybe next I’ll

see it cast

 

on the walk that’s

never past

down my street

of dreams.

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house repairs – August 22

8.22.2016

house repairs

fast and furious

 

as if it knew

that tuition payments

had ended.

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figure of speech – August 21

8.21.2016

a voice on the phone

says hello I have

your results

 

all is normal

all is well, benign

no change

 

a weight disappears

that I thought

was only

a figure of speech.

 

literal lift, lightness

of shoulders

neck, arms

 

remarkable.

 

I thought it was

only words

 

like

new life.

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tests and questions – August 16

8.16.2016

tests and questions,

forms and dots

little circles to

fill in while you

wait for procedures

 

the person next to

me is what matters

the rest is smoke

and mirrors.

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electronic oops – August 15

8.15.2016

they spelled our

names wrong

again

 

email, twitter, face

book et al

 

how will we live

with our electronic

worlds done wrong.

 

one foot in front

of the other

with real live

people.

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songs on the way – August 11

8.11.2016

all we go down to

the dust

yet even at the

grave

we make our song

Alleluia, Alleluia

Alleluia.

 

a plain plastic box

holds her remains

but not her soul

 

we spoke and prayed

the words for her today

and for us.

 

we all go down,

but singing

along the way.

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a spoon or two – August 12

8.12.2016

a spoon or two

iced nice cream

 

pecan, ‘nilla,

strawberry blue

 

gimme, gimme

all that scene

 

never too old

for chocolate too.

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