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Heiroglyphics of the Ordinary

by Frank C. Praeger

 

Can, do, be able, 

not endless 

nor I; 

gypsum, taconite, 

immobile. 

Incapable? 

I will not yield  

whether connected or not; 

stray liaisons, a beetle  

and two fruit flies 

as consequential 

as my dental appointment, 

a furtherance of 'constant conjunction' 

holds off the welter 

surrounding me, 

that is, what assurance that the cat will use the litter box? 

Hieroglphics of the ordinary, 

remarked on, reassembled, 

transient, 

trespassed. 

Clematis, lattices, 

rearranged, to have been part of 

a storyless subterfuge. 

Disgruntled, nearest of kin taxed, 

unnoticed, turned back.  

Turquoise, 

brass, 

broadly having been, 

are, 

 

encompassing more than before, 

 

comported, 

hiding behind secrets,  

alarms, 

 

doors.