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I Need a Robin Hood for Ideas - Dec. 17, 2023

about this time in the afternoon

the dogs prick their ears

for signs of the mailman

while I focus all my senses

on the delivery

of something to write about


the letter carrier is rather consistent

but what I wait for is like

the brand-new FEDEX driver

who’s never been down our street

doesn’t know to open the gate

drop it off and ring the bell


and might leave it at another house

so what I really need

is a Robin Hood for ideas

who will steal from the piles

outside the doors of the rich

and bring to me


and if caught   I’ll use

my best left-brain excuse

to deny or claim ignorance  


with the pilfered idea

already breeding in the folds

of my right


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