Unravelling and weaving, sometimes simultaneously


It was a poem
the way you slouched

I hope you understood that
when you were standing
in the lineup

and I exclaimed

That one
that one over there
on the end

the one with the shadow
across his face
he’s short
he’s bald
and there’s a raccoon
on his shoulder

That’s the one
who did it

That’s the one
who made me
raise my eyebrows

He stole
my attention

He’s the one
who admitted
people like us exist

then said

I won’t be pressing charges

but I would like
your contact information

because we aren’t done
with our conversation

I can see the outline
of a flask
in your pocket
that might have my name on it

and if that doesn’t
maybe something else
in your pocket

You look like
you have light fingers
(c) RCGA 2015


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