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Day 19: There was a Time


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There was a Time

There was a time
homeless waiting
for a bus under a
sagging concrete 
bridge near midnight
LA hip restaurants
casting a hungry 
shadow across
night’s amplified 
loneliness we knew 
home never would 
be again

There was a time
we shot forth
into an oxygen
rich atmosphere
wailing as we fell
certain in this
world of external
eaters comfort
would never
be again

There was a time
a few minutes
ago I was certain 
words had left me
as I comfortably 
cleaned our kitchen 
remembered we never
stopped falling and 
home always will
be again.

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David W. Parsley

This one works very well for me, doc.  Through the process of an oblique narrative, the narrator becomes one of the homeless.


- David

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