Separation [Study]

a man with
a cane
sits on a bus.
some dirty snow
at his feet
a gift.
it melts.
he limps
off the bus.
his knee hurts.
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a woman with
wispy hair
in a bun
kneads dough.
she has seventeen
pet cats – two
are pregnant.
today is her birthday.
she is baking them a cake.
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a young poet
has no TV
doesn’t answer
the phone and
wonders why
he is alone. he
makes spaghetti
on Monday and
eats the leftovers
all week.
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rat tracks in
Old Mother Hubbard’s
cupboard. no wonder
the dog left.
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a telemarketer
hung up all day
goes home to
condensed soup.
the phone rings
but its not for her.
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three children at play
two are cops.
i am the robber.