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poor and bored writing on labels

Poor and bored writing on labels

An old friend came to visit me,
I was so happy to see him and his beautiful
wife of twenty years,
I could feel their happiness and adoration
for one another,
It clung to them like an epoxy,
I was so happy to see them,
He had a big truck,
Beautiful wife,
I had instant coffee, a ball point pen and no paper,
For I am poor and lonely
For now,
Instant coffee is rich in flavor,
With a label,
If you peel it off real carefully, you can write a story on it,
I kid you not,
For I know,
I’m poor and bored and write on labels,
My friend accepts things just the way they are,
We all choose our own paths in life,
We can’t choose friends,
They have to be real,
Just like instant coffee,
We talked about old times,
He was my neighbor in another life,
Lantern lights burning a golden yellow,
In widows by the sea,
As the moon covered its face with the sky,
For fear of the northern winds,
The ink flowed as free as the waves on the ocean,
For he knew I was writing verse by the candlelight,
He could see the words in my eyes,
They were the windows by the sea,
He asked to read,
I asked why,
So surprised by his reply,
Everyone knows you’re a poet,
Except you,
It’s what you do and have always done,
It’s why I’m poor,
But you’re contented,
He replied,
But I want to be happy,
Maybe I should get a percolator,
I wrote ten thousand words without a pen,
No paper,
I ran out of labels,
Just conversation,
Jarred memories,
A big truck and instant coffee,
I’m happy they visited………….

poor and bored writing on labels

troader

Joined April 2009

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