Monday, September 26, 2016

classifieds

there is St. Germaine housing
as well as a classified
full of unwanteds

we have been living off
bubble wrap and shared differences
you talk about
the timelessness of giving -
I observe taking
the few pieces left of my soul
concluding this
puzzle has no hope
of framing

there is rumor
the street cleaner
has been charged with theft
with the value of disposables
skyrocketing, climaxing
as a repeated crime

who knew you
would require added
adjustments, who knew
your puzzle pieces
were cut defective- the
street cleaner has been released

St. Germaine posting
bail -  the classifieds are stacking up
and you and I are out of
bubble wrap

bkmackenzie
2016



22 comments:

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    1. Thank you Martin. Your thoughts are always appreciated...bkm

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  2. classified
    full of unwanteds... enjoyed your poem!

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  3. I like the way one thought of the "timelessnes of giving" but in reality "observe the taking" for me that's, in allot of cases the stark truth. ...
    St. Germaine posting
    bail - the classifieds are stacking up
    and you and I are out of
    bubble wrap.......a meaning full ending too.

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  4. It is such a huge task to pack away possessions. You have taken a very personal moment and given it a broader context which makes the whole experience universal.

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  5. I am in the midst of bubble wrap myself, and admire how cleverly you used it as a metaphor for a bigger change occurring underneath the packing. I especially like "taking the few pieces left of my soul." May our souls both flourish in their next dwelling. And Barbara, your feature will post on the 30th. Smiles.

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  6. Such a beautifully contemplative poem!

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  7. I love how you have weaved the metaphor of classifieds here... it's all about to keep the soul together I think

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  8. What a great poem.

    I really like this:
    "we have been living off
    bubble wrap and shared differences"

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  9. Like a microcosm of the contemporary condition.

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  10. Wowzers! Take my breath away, why don't ya! This is a wonderful piece of writing: brilliant evocative images that alter and interchange into powerful metaphors that ache with meaning and the daze of 'what-now?' that comes with loss.

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  11. This unfolds beautifully - the bubble wrap imagery is superb.. and i had a sense of Paris..1920's..

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  12. I did look up St. Germaine. Wow!
    Excellent tribute.
    ZQ

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