Thursday, July 28, 2016

Kerri Shying R # 32 Birthplace


Birthplace

We all wished we might be someone else
so we were

this
and then those

fellas

for a time it sat tight like tongue and groove joints
the masons with the aprons

fitting in
leaving out

the kerbside collection of junk dna
the forebears lesser smaller darker

ill-fitting parties to the big fat picture
our great nation

we let it ride
us down

even then we knew
where being that would go.

8 comments:

  1. Tight as the tongue and groove!

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  2. the leaving out, the kerbside collection, the forebears ...
    it is the in-between, the seeing, the not seeing
    sigh.

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    1. That's us, the hyphen people.

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    2. I must admit i am triggered by a certain admired kerbside worker.

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  3. Kerri, that's excellent. Sad and excellent. I greatly admire this line, "ill-fitting parties to the big fat picture/
    our great nation"!

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