In Words

Just sharing not quite poems.

Chairs

15.
I spoke to the wind that day,
the light tricked me into May like truths
December faded despite the wrapping paper.
trusting the light I walked north,
ignoring the edges of the roses brown
and the irises that still left paper purple on my hands.

37.
My hands are not my own,
they are the property of work,
they build and construct,
they pin and erase,
they put words to paper.

56.
It is customary to drink the tea first
always use your dominant hand
spilling is unseemly and will attract stares.
Despite outdated information which may attach
value to use of right hand over left.
Avoid placing your tea bag on a napkin as it will only wet the napkin
and possibly leave a larger mess.
Instead, ask your server for an additional saucer.
If drinking green tea it is acceptable to add sweetener but not milk,
however black tea is available to bastardize how ever you please.

103.
13 pages of tomatoes,
parsley is a vegetable but basil is an herb,
pickling cucumbers are separate as are certain squashes,
I wouldn’t dare order yet,
no stains or dog eared pages,
we’ve banned both corn and eggplant.
what do we choose for our tiny plot.

112.
visible
concrete
considered
lined, twice
clipped
taped
lit
tied

Coffee

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