Some mechanical hum
the lonesome wail of a railway train
the cyclical sound of rain on window

The acrid smell of heat coming up
The warmth
as it soaks through my sweater
spreading from limb to limb

An upside down paint-by-number
with a hidden smiley face
Drink from that spring-fed well
that defies gravity

And go about your day

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  1. i love this.


    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  January 14, 2014

      Thanks so much, Christy!

      Just read your post about your impending trip. Enjoy!



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