Apr 7, 2013
coke, pepsi, dunkin doughnuts, bud light, starbucks, red bull, welch’s, sunkist, karma café, marlboro, newport, green mountain, nestle, hint, kirkland, poland springs, chips ahoy
to satisfy the hunger and the thirst – did they?
glass, not from the sea, the kind that fell from your hand
accidently or on purpose – what purpose?
hair bands of the pony tail variety
pulled from your hair after the gym, off your wrist, before a kiss?
too many cigarette butts, cigars
staring down death
sending smoke signals
what do you want to say?
ear buds, the little rubber tires that fit over the ones in your ears
singing their song…your song
empty bottles of vodka, pinot grigio
the affects of which have long warn off
that cause flat tires
are you empty too?
a ten dollar bill, rolled and shoved in your pocket
did you let it go without a fight?
a bright and shiny penny…heads up…birthed in 2000
that still meets the light, regardless
a size 7 nike sneaker the color maroon
are you marooned?
Chewed gum…mint or lime
what are you chewing on?
screws and nails
what are you building?
have you been set free?
mother, father, grandma, babysitter?
a few lone orange peels
looking for friends
a white tile of the hexagon variety
were you walked all over?
did you decorate?
tired and worn
a tiny heart
made of stone
but maybe not
sticks and stones, rocks and paper
what do you hold together?
will you make a ball and learn to play?
a full book of matches
what will we light on fire?
the words on your cover…
“thank you, come back again”
truth is, i never left.
musings from a walk along the Hudson River...