Aimless: Droplets of Liberal Arts Wealth

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Each day
Paged creases to fold.
Apply, work, pay, consume, sip,
Smile at older children
Sleep.

Another day.
Moments expressions
Flattened by dulled pathology and
Afternoons
Aimless.

Life ladled to skim the top
Spooning knee-jerk interaction
Flaccid lexicology.

Swimming
A seal moving through water
Slippery with salty ecology
Floating thoughts
Pepper my stroke.

Reaching Back
I consider Red Wheelbarrows
Plums, Apple-Picking,
“Palm[s] at the end of the mind”.

Others hand-held my fingers more
To scrape behind eyeballs
Pained analysis
Scholarship.

Still. Yeats LPs, scratchy.
Dubliners, Frost, Plath.

“Papers by midnight.”
“Where do you live?”
“Canada.”

Unasked, one word beckons.

“Hobbs”.

Aimless

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