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Angry enough to change an Ending - August 23, 2020

the plastic poem holder on Poetry Rock

has been kicked hard spun around

and split down the side it still holds

to the rock by its single screw but the

black lid lies guttered corner missing

hinged snapped

I straighten the box replace the cover

and notice a paper on the ground

a life of their own today’s poem about

poems as children and living through

the challenges of their birth and departure

ending with the last stanza

the odd and offbeat she misses the most

I’ve little doubt there is the culprit

just turning the corner at the end of the street

laughing hysterically to himself

and me now angry enough to wish

I’d finished that poem differently

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