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poem: ducks crossing

(111 words) 19 Jun 2018

by S.R.A. Markin

the audience on the tv cheer on
the guest. they talk about jealousy
in a relationship. partners and house guests,
they say. mostly women about 30-45-years old
screaming and cheering.
the nurse in the office screeches and points
out the window. a duck and her ducklings
walk down the sidewalk. and another nurse
and patients. they all look and talk.
the ducks cross the road as cars drive pass
not slowing down. neither the ducks nor the cars
the nurses and patients gasp
i guess no one has anything better to do
why do they have to blast the heat
it’s only 11-degrees
it’s only rain

can we change the channel?


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