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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

DO NOT ASK AN OLD MAN-a poem [W, 10-4-17]

Do not ask
an old man
We do not know

Why the water is running
in the bathroom
How our glasses
got into the refrigerator
Where the check book
is currently residing
What the doctor said
about whatever it was
Who called on the phone
and left the unreadable message

Our brains are busy
with weightier matters

Why babies giggle
when you pull their toes
How dust motes dance
in the light of memory
Where dragonflies go
when the snow is deep
What will happen
on the eighth day
Who will hold my hand
at the end


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