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Hiccups

 

Are a real pain
when you have them
you can't get rid of them
try drinking water
try deep breaths
try a bag over your head
try any remedy but
they refuse to go away
they are stubborn hiccups
and put up a good defense
so acquiesce to hiccups
consider yourself
a hiccup in life
you came along unexpected
but there you are
son of a ...

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The Path Of Least Resistance

 

There is a trail
the grass worn down by steady use
you can see it clearly
as it winds into the woods
there are tracks here in the dried mud
of the animals who travel by night
the deer the bobcats the coyotes
they use the trail to get to a road
which is easier for them
they wildlife prefer the road
it's a clear shot for a mile or two
and all they have to do
...

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SICK

 

I'm sick

and cannot write

bear with me

 

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Now That I Am Old

 
Now that I am old
I wish that I could talk to them again
just one more time
and take the time to listen
 
Now that I am old
I wish I could ask them
about their lives
and write down their stories
 
Now that I am old
I wish I could sit down with them
and for once listen
knowing now all they said was true
 
Now that I am old
I wish I ...

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Role Reversal

 

As we grow old
we become more passive
more submissive
our kids are now smarter
than we are
how do we know?
they tell us
they have taken over
our role as parents
now correct us
in our thinking
tell us what to do
and how to do it
and so we go
into second childhood
with our kids now
the adults in the room
we, just hoping not to offend
hoping ...

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Plastic Bags

 

When the wind blows
you see the plastic bags
snagged in trees
hung up on fences
 
bags clustered in piles
shouting their insults
some people notice
others don't care
 
they skip along the streets
they pile up in corners
they tell us which way
the wind blows
 
flags of our culture
banners of commerce
of convenience
people get used to ugline...

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Newsboys

 

I remember when there were Newsboys
on every street corner downtown
they made a living hawking the paper
yelling out the Headlines to get your interest
they were our broadcasters
creating curiosity with their sensational shouts
they made you want to buy a paper
to read the rest of the story
young boys and grown men
did this thankless job
getting up at 4am
stak...

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MOSEY

 

What a nice word
friendly
agreeable
easy on the tongue
it has its own pace
so easy
no rush
it takes its time
we wave to it
with a smile
as it slowly saunters off.
 
 
 

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GOLD

 

Glitter of Gold
causes mayhem

Passion and lust
drives greedy men

What is Gold's worth
if only sin?

What's in the earth
should be left in.

 

 

 

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Reclining Fortunes

 
Old people get set in their ways

they save newspapers

they save their breath
they save money by not going out
they watch birds
they watch the weather
they see doctors only out of necessity

they take their vitamins because

they know they are declining
that's why they Recline
reclining is free
and easily accessible
reclining is their regular Health program
...

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Reclining Fortunes

 

Old people get set in their ways

they save newspapers

they save their breath
they save money by not going out
they watch birds
they watch the weather
they see doctors only out of necessity

they take their vitamins because

they know they are declining
that's why they Recline
reclining is free
and easily accessible
reclining is their regular Health program
...

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Till Death Do Us Part


People still wear masks
you see them all the time
despite the fact
masks are no longer mandated
and have been proven ineffective
some people still cling to their masks
like Linus to his blanket
they cannot let go
it is their security
their thumb
they still need that mask to function
the would not know how to behave without one
they desperately want it
it is now like an appendage
an...

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