Poem of the Fortnight

While the house is still a bit of a mess, we are home from almost two weeks on the road. So the fortnightly poem is a little late. Soon I will share images of the fabulous exhibit of Dale Chihuly glass at the Dallas Arboretum.

In my last post I mentioned surgical scars on my midriff. There are people who won’t go out after having pre-cancerous lesions removed, or won’t wear shorts because of purple leg veins. This poem is for anyone who thinks it really matters.

Observation Skills

Walking past a stout pillar, four feet tall,

yellow as a policeman’s slicker,

I wonder how I’ve never noticed it

outside my gym.


I ask my gym buddy if it’s new.

He says “No, it’s been there all along,”

which seems right because it’s pretty grimy.


As I work out I get too warm, take off my t-shirt,

exposing surgical scars,

and say “Sorry about the view.”


He says

“See that bright yellow pillar out there

that you haven’t noticed in five years?”




One response to “Poem of the Fortnight”

  1. tim779Tim says :

    Compact and powerful Nice.

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