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I was thinking of you on my walk

Not an uncommon pastime

But fraught with danger


But now I pre-sedate each thought

By chanting a safety mantra

Remote and unattainable

Remote and unattainable

Remote and unattainable

Before I continue thinking of you




And with a strange swirl of happy sad


Remembering fun

Creative passion fueling fires

Spinning thoughts and ideas

Bouncing words back and forth



Like some kind of Olympic sport



But going from the light of a cosmic supernova

To a compact fluorescent

Is about as appetizing as eating an elephant platter


Hold the fries and pass a fork


I’ll dim the lights and light a candle


What’s that song, can you hum a few chords?





David Trudel   © 2012



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