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Lonely Bell

July 19, 2016


Lonely Bell

I am flawed
in every aspect.
If there were a law about me
it would be Murphy’s.
If there were an aspic,
it would not
have properly gelled.

The bell tolls for me
only in the sense
that it wrings from me
some price.

But here’s what’s nice–

Someone with wings,
someone unlike me, unwrung,
might not listen to the bell,

and the bell wheresoe’re it tolls
(and it is “‘ere”) wants
to be listened to, wants
a following whom,
or hum–
that lonely bell,
you know,
that one–


Drafty poem for Real Toads Open Platform, hosted by Kerry O’Connor.  

I’ve been publicizing it for a bit, but if you haven’t heard I’ve got a new book out called DOGSPELL or Sally & Seemore & the Meaning of Mushki is out!  It is achildren’s novel, written (with some help from my dear departed Pearl) and much illustrated by me.  Great for any dog lover. Available on Amazon.  When at Amazon, check out my other books!  1 Mississippi, Going on Somewhere, Nose Dive, and Nice.