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Peace And Rage
Author: Pondering Red

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outside my cage,
i stumbled upon
the reddest berries,
little planets
against the blue blue sky.

a moment of discovery -
mind zooming to
creative thought
and beauty.

a day at work thereafter -
lunch at jimmys souvlaki house -
blue checkered tablecloths
against the bluest mediterranean sea wall.

on the bus -
a grandfather
with his giggling little grandaughter.
in the crowded bus, the grandfather,
rosy cheeked, laughed and laughed.

in the shower,
the exhileration of hot water, steaming -
and i could breath -
content - weekend starting.

the fight started with liver pate -
of course, the usual toothpaste argument.

i slammed the fridge door -
olives came pouring out of broken glass
onto the checkered floor,
pretty actually.

i cleansed the floor,
on hands and knees -
sudsy bubbles -

you retreated under a pink electric blanket
and swallowed two yellow tranquillizers.

oh, the ups and downs of a day and night -
oh, the transitions of lover, friend , roomate, enemy -

You must leave
as autumns leaves pack up and go -
the stubborn leaves
cling to the branches
even during the wildest winds.

you must leave before winters
snows wrap around this city.
it is cold enough in this house.

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