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Apt Graffito

February 21, 2013

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Apt Graffito

“I need a bath” stencils
the grubby; letters smearing
clear soft loops  in the caught crud of shield
or siding–

My sides ache suddenly
for the smart-fingers of that same wag–
someone who might snag
my spattered anatomy, signing the obvious
but somehow overlooked–
“I need a hug”  crude, but most likely
to be sharpied–
“I need approbation,” taking too much space
on face or forearm.

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Draftish poem for dVerse Poets Prompt “Meeting the Bar” hosted by Anna Montgomery.  Anna urges us to get some writing energy from graffiti!  I have been moving and have had a long couple of days.  I started the whole process early, for those interested, so have plenty of time left to complete it, but I  transferred the bulk of belongings, including a piano (across ice)!  I have done a great deal of delegation to very helpful people including my husband and daughter ( thank God!!!!!) – but still feel rather drained.  Thanks for all of your kind wishes and sympathy.