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Have I Forgotten Anything

I go out like a slogan

in the morning. Everyone does.

The cat eats a butterfly.

The sun being prolific.

It’s like a sequel.

The world moves

around in vans and I

man the mixer.

One dog barks then

the spaces between them are barking

and then a hummingbird like

a tiny green zipper opens the air.

It’s a perfect day.

All the old people start mowing.

It’s a nice day for a parade

and here comes one

moving slowly on the horizon

like an addendum.

from There’s a Box in the Garage You Can Beat with a StickFind it in the library

Copyright © BOA Editions, Ltd 2013
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Published in Michael Teig Poems

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