A Thing About Names

hello to you too

so good to see you

again oh yes

you’re the one who

 

well anyway see

I have this thing about names

                        faces

are no problem at all

 

it’s like music

            I know  every note

of lots of it                  

but

 

what they’re called

            and who composed

the damn things

            excuse me

 

there goes the bell

            got to

                        get back to

                                    my pew

 

dammit legs won’t

            get up

                        these stairs

                                    penelope

 

where’s penelope?

            come and help me

                        you’re not penelope?

                                    never mind

 

help anyway

            don’t want to miss a note

                        of this performance

                                    no dear

 

i’m not making fun of you

            here comes my you know what

                        quickly pack

                                    this thing away

 

so i won’t lose it

            will you come again

                        tomorrow?

                                    that’s good

 

wear something so I’ll

            recognize you

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2010

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