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2012-11-27T12:02:33-05:00November 27th, 2012|Musings on life|

The Zamboni

Pandemonium is a lullaby
and Helvetica is the perfect middle name
then there are words
like thrush
that would still be inelegant
even if they were a type of cake

but it’s my son’s newest word
that reminds me how letters get crushed together like the ingredients
of a deranged cook
this one borrowed from the last name
of a guy named Frank
who invented the average-looking machine
that enchants every Canadian kid
who watches with frozen cheeks
as the ice rink gets polished
between periods

Zamboni

even I love to say it
like a trick my tongue is playing in my mouth

the driver of the machine waves to his little fans
and I can see on his face
that he doesn’t know how lonely he would be
if it had been Frank Jones.

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