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day 2, poem 2

xposted to poets_challenge, 100poems, and my journal


that old pizza joint 
west corner of the strip mall, on the main drag,
it was abandoned after last year's floods, you realize.
windows're covered with newspapers,
there's garbage on the floor.
and sandbags leaning against the door
like used-up old men, still waiting
for the next big rain. 


04/06/05

Word list: garbage, floor, west, old, realize

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lissamc
Apr. 7th, 2005 07:11 am (UTC)
Ooh--all good, but those last three lines rock.
firecat
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks you!
angeyja
Apr. 7th, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
For some reason I thought about Buffy's, "(and) after the floods roll back, I am going to be a fireman," and then Circus Animals Disertion. Is there a ladder there? *smile*

"Old silence bids its chosen race rejoice,
Whatever ravelled waters rise and fall
Or stormy silver fret the gold of day,"
(The Man Who Dreamed of Fairyland, 30-33).

Don't mind me. I'm still caffinating. Thanks for posting this!
firecat
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I don't know any of those references. Nice quote!
epi_lj
Apr. 7th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
I can't help but hear this in Tom Waits' voice.
firecat
Apr. 7th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC)
That's a lovely compliment. Thank you!

(This is a real place a few blocks from my house...although I don't think the sandbags are still there.)
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