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?”

 

 

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One response to “Poem of the Fortnight”

  1. tim779Tim says :

    Compact and powerful Nice.

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