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2013-03-18T23:10:44-04:00March 18th, 2013|Musings on life|

Ode to the unheralded

This is a ballad
for the things that nobody
asks to the dance

for the objects we take
for granted

for the symphony that is waiting
for someone to listen

so stop
and take a minute
to revere

the travel toothbrush holder
the doorstop
the tweezers that work

don’t you see what I mean
uncoated paper
italics in general
envelopes you don’t
have to lick

once you start
they are everywhere

buttons of wood
ball-point pens
and then
the guy bagging your groceries
chooses that moment
to ask if you’d like to hear
a quote he read that day

it’s Einstein
the one about simplicity

you tell him
to please never stop interrupting
the assumptions people
will make of him

he promises me
and on the way down
I realize the reason
kids love elevators
is because it’s a chance to fly.

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