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The Museum

In Poetry on January 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Walking out of the muddy woods

and into a pristine museum

tracks dirt onto the exhibits.

 

You may knock something over, or

slip on the stairs and hurt yourself.

Someone will have to clean this up,

no doubt about that.

 

The cold, clean air of a museum,

harboring tokens of humanity,

is no place for dirt from the

muddy woods.

 

You must pay your fee, clean your shoes

comb your hair, iron your shirt, before

you can enter the museum.

 

The museum is no place for dirt

from the muddy woods.

So don’t track it in.

 

Cold

air.

Wet

dirt.

Tile

Hardwood

Ceramic

Floors.

 

Don’t track it in.

 

Zack Henry, USA

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Circles

In Poetry on January 6, 2014 at 4:51 pm

As the center gets larger

the edge follows suit.

 

What is contained within determines

what is not

and what can be.

 

Infinity is cliché.

Endlessness is obvious

but profound.

 

The more one learns

the more there is to know.

Facts produce questions;

questions produce facts.

Circular progression

through a linear time.

 

Transportation, inspiration, frustration.

Circles.

 

Zack Henry, USA