With Almost an Impeccable Shrug
And when I finish sorting through the stalls of my mind I've listed:
-A narrow room that faces cheap flattery.
-Two blankets of stars left in a laundromat dryer.
-Several crumpled bags of derelict street corners.
-A stray cat intent on stalking a rusty nail.
-Old-fashioned wood carvings in the shape of penitence.
-A pleasure cruise floating belly-up.
-Four anxious truckloads of worry beads.
-A postcard of adverbs swaying in a tropical sunset.
-Rude hand gestures stowed away in an attic trunk.
-A mop where the handle part is pieces of a puzzle.
-The murky yellow eye of a streetlamp.
-A grown-up hiccup attempting to ride a child's bicycle.
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