Thursday, October 22, 2015

5-minute poem

Sometimes it's fun to write something in 5 minutes and then show it to people.

I woke up to a rainbow yesterday--this morning, a pair of dolphins.
A pelican, ridiculous, beady-eyed, a nuisance I should chase from the bowsprit,

But watching--it dwarfs the crouching cat, the curved tip of its beak scratches precisely, happy to find nits--I can’t.

A school of fish leap, vanish, too small to leave a mark on the water.

What to make of all this? Does it add up to anything besides itself?

Does it matter at all that I am here, watching?

I drink coffee, leave for work.

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