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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Connections.

Submitted: February 23, 2008

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I look for words

Like she looks for bargains

Fishing for metaphors

Don’t spend too much

Search the ads first

Check with my muse

 but he’s out to dinner

So she goes to her favorite stores

Stretching a dollar

Like I stretch my vocabulary

Mall too expensive

Thesaurus left on the bookshelf

Hunting with a pen or a checkbook

 

We return from the trip out

Bags in hand, or a piece of paper

Like a deer across the shoulder

Or a creel full of perch

Proudly we share what we’ve gathered

Sometimes saving the best for ourselves

 

Or shyly giving it away

 

You might dismiss these pursuits

As female, unimportant, ridiculous

But if she’s found happiness in a Penney’s sack

And I’ve found bliss in a poem.

 

Can you really complain?

 

 

5/29/05

© 2006 Anne Westlund

Image:  Homage to Babsi by Stompy (flickr.com)

 


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