2014-01-30T18:26:34-08:00January 30th, 2014|Musings on life|

Hole punches and minivans

I am not a religious person
but it happens like this every time

today it was Venus
pinned to the sky at dawn
like a fallen ornament

and I am suddenly unmoored
by the reminder
of our solar system

which launches a breathless
inventory of other things
like hole punches and minivans
and Halloween and that boy
who plays stand-up bass
with a kind face
on a mean street corner

and there I am
as the sun swells
on the edge of the lake

with a conviction
that it can’t all
be shrapnel

that something intelligent
lives in between
the noise.

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