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Impressions

They were slick
Cirque du Soleil trained
three,
a pixyish femme
and two men
juggling pins
five between two
the third coming from behind
and taking over – with no loss of precision –
fluid

Many other slick tricks
finishing with her escaping from a giant plastic ball
wriggling out of an aperture
and most of her clothes.
Thunderous applause
deserved
they were good – very good.
Cut to the MC
“ now I know what you’re thinking ”
pointing to the three
and then to her
“ is she doing it with him
or him
or maybe both.” It was exactly what we were thinking.

 

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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.