School Day

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Thunder muffled caught in branches

A woman sits on her bed

pulling stitches

Good work for a quiet day

The children can harp on

away at school, place-holder

play and time-outs for scatter

when the meteor hits

There is no container for this joy

this threshold of the next thing

that rear-ends fast and slow and

makes words stiff

The breastbone rises and falls,

a platform for the paper flower

that opens in water

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