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On Monday, It’s Back Again

It’s striking. The pain.
A useless question
sprinkled on the insanity
of the nurse’s-station wallpaper,
and all of the white tile,
crushed by shifts in a disgusting structure.
The clank of a halyard
or perhaps a construction tool
can’t be seen through the frosted glass,
and the plum-colored blinds
seem ready to carve me up.

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  1. #1 by Life: Between the lines on May 9, 2011 - 9:20 pm

    scary, painting a claustophobic picture 😦

    • #2 by Carl on May 10, 2011 - 7:40 pm

      Thank you for your comment…I like to feel like I’m painting and it’s nice to hear your words on that.

  2. #3 by pattisj on May 10, 2011 - 1:28 am

    Good news, it’s now Tuesday–you made it!

    • #4 by Carl on May 10, 2011 - 7:41 pm

      I have to remind myself each Monday, that I have never not made it, right?

      • #5 by pattisj on May 10, 2011 - 8:27 pm

        Now that you mention it, apparently so! 🙂

  3. #6 by Kay Camden on May 10, 2011 - 8:33 am

    I will never look at blinds the same way again. What a way to pick out a detail in the setting and make it matter so much. Excellent work.

    • #7 by Carl on May 10, 2011 - 7:42 pm

      Thank you, Kay! You are very kind to comment!

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