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Dressing Room

 

Newly found enchantment
ear bending
travel
art
nature
people
romance.

New romance: duopoly selfishness
1+ 1 = 2 : universal + unique = never before
or likely to be again
inventor : us.

Eager to speak of the other – always
others thought eager to listen – always.
Teenagers draw eye rolling and tolerance
middle aged second timers
wear excitement as fun house masks
ghoulish and artificial.

She was looking – we knew
had met somebody – we knew
was dating – we knew
and now
it
had happened
we were being told – brought into the know.
It,
was wonderful
amazing
exciting
spontaneous
constant
“you know what it’s like!”
“No,”
said the no choice listener and mother of 4
“ I have to wait for my kids to go to sleep.”

 

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Author:

Most of my life has been spent on the bench, occasionally called into the game by extravagance or attenuation. Waiting has turned a loner into a recorder - nondescript and inconsequential, more not noticed than overlooked - the non-vantage point of children not yet considered old enough to understand. Orphaned Islands (Un)poetry is a lifetime of picking anecdotes up and not throwing them away. Stories collected like odds and ends placed in a box in the basement, the garage, the garden shed - uncertain as to what their use might be but knowing that one day there might be one.