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Found, I Think

“My thoughts,
I think,
will soon
be sound.
My mind,
I hope,
will soon
be found.”
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Tahereh Mafi

Elfje: Cinquain

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lost

can’t find

should be there

could be my mind

found

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Lune:

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my old mind

a beautiful thing

when used well

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Poem:

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it is not the yets that worry me
it is those darn agains that scare me sober
never again crying over a lost church key
sweating booze, that terrible body odor

it all started by falling off my father’s knee
never again to have a debilitating hangover
never again to go on a weekend spree
gagging at the sight of the pizza that was leftover

it all started when the first wife divorced me
never again having to be the one to disagree
never again to tell the officer that he was wrong
can’t believe that the jail cell bars are that strong

so I haven’t been institutionalize yet, why worry
never again being sorry and having to lower oneself
so I haven’t died yet, why worry
never again having to think about killing myself

never wanting to feel that way again, I worry
the only again I want is to go to another meeting
so if you will excuse me I’m in a hurry
due to covid-19 there will be limited seating
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But Be

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“A poem

should not

mean

But be.”

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― Archibald MacLeish,

Collected Poems, 1917-1982

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Elfje:      (Cinquain)

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exist

must be

visable or tangible

not in the imagination

consist

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Haiku:

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happy larks warble

no concern for life or death

God is positive

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Poem:

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why me
am I am who I am
do I need a church key
does anyone give a damn

what does it mean to be free
will there be a final exam
is it more than the bird and the bee
was this world just a sham

can I just cop a plea
can I be as happy as a clam
scoring points on bended knee
why doesn’t everyone have to get with the plan

is there a God to play emcee
can my ego handle a grand slam
what really is my cup of tea
must I follow the flow diagram

too many questions,
never an answer
why not me
I’m just glad that I am

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ME and the Boss

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