MOMENTARY POEM


oh comparison’s dicey brown dye!

how it murked my drink

yesteryear:

 

separate or all together

one of them or not

miraculous or ordinary


misconstruing extended seconds for
surer shot at satisfaction

 

delusion slinking ‘round its campaign

sidestepping into fear of
tough rustling that never came

 

but what grace!
good humor slipped

agendaless love

into the ventilation



The 5 o’clock whistle advertises
drink up
hard work’s done

 

but instead

I greet the evening a free woman
no moving and measuring the chains
the dusk an arbitrary delineator

 

no clockpuncher, I,

or self stock evaluator
but a drizzle taster
curiosity gardener

strange playtime architect

my kickback bar
the park bench where I
watch you sip and share air
without knowing
it’s now we love

 

see how the rain is lifting
last call
all in

© 2014 Julie Ann Otis  

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