churchbell remix

noonchimes drifting north
pealing out the we shall overcome melody
over sunspilled roofs
i for a minute in that space of knowing the notes
but not knowing the song to which they belong
mental sifting til i realize
craning my head out the window further
to take as much in
as possible
(i mean, how many times have YOU heard that song
ringing out from a tower?)

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and then
after some sips of coconut water
a joke about teaspoons
that we return to
from time to time

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plus this:
the viking paperback with its
orange spine
blue unfurling ribbon
and a landscape for a dress
kate, i’m crawling the bridge back to you