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Sneezin’ season March 21, 2007

Posted by vsap in Blogroll, Poetry.
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MAN!
November 4, 2005

Man! There’s no air in here
And I knew you would say that
Not heat but humidity
Kudzu and pine draw water from your eyes
Throat itches like poison ivy growing on it
Man! I can hardly see
And I knew you would say that
This is not Tucson and it ain’t Boise, either
You can say what you want
But it doesn’t change what it is
Man! My head hurts
And I knew you would say that
Could be noise or fumes or hunger
Maybe bad luck or sad karma
Although that’s your imagination
Man! Get me a doctor
And I knew you would say that
Co-conspirator in manufacturing symptoms
Your boutique disease is sacred
Kneeling at the altar of latest cure
Man! I need a vacation
And I knew you would say that
Trite notions of safe, distant shores
Beaches to be laid upon
Oceans to be bobbing in
Man! I should get back to work
And I knew you would say that
Health measured in gold
Status imbued by peers
That lattice work is cracking
Man! This is hard
And I knew you would say that
Work off your fat
Work out your demons
It’s all about the water
Man! I have to get home
And I knew you would say that
Love’s last con man
Wife and kids are a blur
Girlfriend’s on speed dial

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