When She Found Out She Had Been Misusing the Word Connundrum her Whole Life, She Left her Cubicle and Went for a Walk
Published in Coconut
There are 12.9 miles of trails in the arboretum.
The Quaker School is closed today.
Star Way is off Star Street but Star Boulevard
which is more like a road or an avenue
is miles away. A boulevard is wide
and lined with trees. An avenue is a course,
an approach like biology or a secret door
behind the revolving bookcase taken
to access someone or something.
There is an islet in the large pond. I dream
of building a house on it. A very small house
a chalet, a lean-to, a hut. The morning shadows
would diffuse the strangeness of waking.
I could plant strawberries and sell jam
at the bi-monthly farmers market
in the McKinley Elementary parking lot.
Id travel to work and back each day
in rowboat Id name Jehoshaphat! Except
in the deep winter, when I could skate.
Ill paint the turtles shells. Ill hoist a flag.
Ill build a windmill to power my cabin.
Of course, this is a pipe dream. Perhaps
if I agreed to clean the hiking trails
and give nature lectures, my town would acquiesce?
Im tired. It's Tuesday. It gets dark early
this time of year. I pass an old man whistling
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning.
I turn around to follow, to see him home.
ilsand give nature lectures, my town would acquiesce?I'm tired. It's Tuesday. It gets dark earlythis time of year. I pass an old man whistling"In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning."I turn around to follow, to see him home.