Friday, August 29, 2014

LITTLE BACKBONE

This is
a bit
of a lark —but sometimes 

I wish
I was one of those upside-
down U-shape 

steel bicycle racks—

possibly painted-
up in bright
orange for the sake 

of visibility—on the corner 
of whatever bleak and 
beleaguered city street!

That way—from miles 
around
people who need

to slow down—would thoughtlessly 
come—and
fasten their trust 

to what they vaguely
perceive as my
infinite durability! 

But better yet—
they would only ever really
try to rely 

on just that sort of 
neverending 
strength and stamina I provide

once or twice—
with the swift economy 
of humility—and always

always
always—
temporarily.

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