Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Ongoing Poem Series About the Fall of 2005 Picks Back Up Where It Left Off

November 23, 2005
When I came back from lunch today

the lobby of my office building was decorated for Christmas

twinkle lights
garlands over the elevators
fruit-punch-red poinsettias in pots

But the question is
was it like that
before I went to lunch?

I do not know
It turns out I’ve got no recollection whatsoever
of walking through that lobby on my way out to lunch

without a doubt I must have done so
but apparently my mind was entirely elsewhere
I don’t so much self-recriminate about this

as simply wonder in astonishment

image source is here

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