07 February 2012

staircase poem 2

call for auditions
a career in poetry
rehydrating beer
typewriter heard
around the world
fredericton to izmir
and back pinging
in my head ex-school
hallway and kindergarten
classroom empty of kids
gone home for the day
just teachers cleaning up
and preparing for tomorrow
like the piano tuner
on the baby grand
in the auditorium
playing keys different
than on this typewriter
with its forest or hunter
green keys white characters
like deer tail alerts
as words leap and scatter
beyond my thick fingers
and a need to create

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