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An Unexiting Day
Today I wish to celebrate
some old item of clothing
a pet remembered,
a hanging plant
that slept the winter through
now in the warmth of Spring
bedecked with pastel blooms
Disturbing my muse
the US President is visiting!
downtown traffic will be diverted
(a friend lives there – I’ll phone her)
another earthquake hits China!
(the neighbor’s son traveled there last month)
the football final won by the underdogs!
(I’ll get grandson a new ball next birthday)
there’s going to be a drought!
the price of oil has jumped again!
another country is building nuclear weapons!
My daughter’s on the phone
can she bring the children this afternoon?
thank goodness for the commonplace
(switching the announcer off)
now let’s see; what shall I make for tea?
(and whether the Prime Minister accepted
bribes or not, will have to wait until after
they’ve gone back home !)
© Johnmichael Simon
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