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Monday, October 16, 2017

Awaiting Acceptance

Poetry Breakfast (Online) October 2017


I will have coffee and cigarettes on the porch.
I will watch the morning build itself


from fading dark. Men will arrive,
and I will think that this is work


I could do myself, but it will not be
true: there are to be new steps, and I


will only watch. There will be scrap heaps
and sawdust, and I will be busy, inspecting


cobwebs in the joists, pondering errant
commas, watching for the mailman’s van.